100% of funding ($1,975,000/year)
is from federal sources.

Participating Districts

Because of the critical role that district leadership plays in the effective implementation of RtI/MTSS within a framework of district and school improvement, the services of the I-RtI Network begin at the district level.  There are currently 76  districts  participating in the Network, of which approximately 43 percent are low-performing with regard to making adequate yearly progress (AYP) and 70 percent have high percentages (40 percent or more) of students from low income backgrounds.

The participating districts were selected through a Request for Applications process, and each district identified one or more schools as implementation and data collection sites.  To demonstrate their commitment to fully participate in the I-RtI Network, the superintendent of each district and school
principal(s) signed a partnership agreement with the Network.

Benefits of district participation in the I-RtI Network include:

  • Professional development for staff to increase implementation of evidence based practices.
  • Training, technical assistance, and coaching that is customized to support the unique needs and implementation efforts of the district.
  • Support in understanding and utilizing evaluation and implementation tools to assess district implementation needs and revise the district and school improvement plans, as needed.
  • Networking opportunities with others within the region regarding the implementation of RtI/MTSS and integrating various district and school improvement initiatives.
  • Building district capacity for ongoing implementation of a RtI/MTSS through a district-based coach.
  • Establishing a model of continuous improvement through data-based decision making related to RtI/MTSS implementation.