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Pyramid Response to Intervention

How to:

  1. Implement RTI on the foundation of a professional learning community

  2. Create three tiers of interventions

  3. Identify what a successful RTI program looks like




Pyramid Response to Intervention: RTI, Professional Learning Communities,

and How to Respond When Kids Don't Learn

Austin Buffum, Mike Mattos, Chris Weber, Solution Tree, 2008

Click here to go to this webinar series homepage (webinar recordi


Nuts and Bolts of Building Professional Learning Communities

How to:

  1. Create the conditions to start a PLC

  2. Find time for collaboration

  3. Build the social conditions to support a community of practice

  4. Facilitate meetings to build an effective PLC



Articles (click the title to download pdf)

  1. *Building Professional Learning Communities in Schools; Kruse, Seashore-Louis, and Bryk; Center on Organization and Restructuring of Schools; University of Wisconsin - Madison; Spring 1994

  2. *Finding Time for Teams; Johnston, Knight, and Miller; Journal of Staff Development – National Staff Development Council; Spring 2007


  1. *Trust in Schools: A Core Resource for School Reform , Anthony S. Bryk and Barbara Schneider, ASCD March 2003 | Volume 60 | Number 6, Creating Caring Schools pp 40-45

  2. *A Learning Community is Built on Trust , Valerie Von Frank, The Learning Principal
    National Staff Development Council, Volume 4, No. 7, April 2009

  3. *Trust Factors, Teachers Teaching Teachers, National Staff Development Council, October 2009

Webinar Recordings and PowerPoint Handouts

Click here to go to the webinar series homepage to view PowerPoint handouts and webinar recordings


Using Performance Data to Increase Student Learning

How to:

  1. Establish a comprehensive assessment system that includes screening, diagnosis, progress monitoring and program assessments.

  2. Analyze student performance data from the AIMSweb system and other tools, and identify the most important and efficient reports

  3. Monitor progress for students at risk and decide if interventions are working

  4. Understand mid-year data trends




Click here to download the PowerPoint handout

Assisting Students Struggling with Reading: Response to Intervention (RtI) and Multi-Tier Intervention in the Primary Grades.pdf (54 pages)

Alaska data protocol.pdf (9 pages)

A Comprehensive K-3 Reading Assessment Plan.pdf (24 pages)       

Measure for Measure:  A Critical Consumers’ Guide to Reading Comprehension Assessments for Adolescents.pdf (50 pages)

Webinar Recordings and PowerPoint Handouts

Posted on the course website


View the contact information for everyone who attended the RAPPS Institute in 2009 and 2010



View contact information sorted by district



  1. Download contact information for all attendees, sorted by home group (Excel) or

  2. Download contact information for all attendees, sorted by last name (Excel)

  3. Download the Institute Evaluation (pdf)


Click here to view the UAA RAPPS scholarship recipients.


UAA RAPPS INTERNS   Click here to download the RAPPS Intern Packet from the Alaska Administrator Coaching Project  wiki website


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