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1. Have you developed an action plan that addresses the sharing of information and the building of consensus to guide and support RTI implementation?

2. Have you ensured that the necessary level of agreement has been reached and documented with internal and external stakeholders to proceed with RTI implementation?

3. Have you identified the district systems and data including leadership roles, funding sources and decision-making processes that are in place to support RTI and ensure accountability?

At Pitts School Road Elementar y School in Concord, N.C., a pilot RTI initiative is “blurring the line” between special and general education students. Chuck Borders, the school’s principal, told Achievement Today about how RTI is helping teachers improve and differentiate instruction.


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The National Association of State Directors of Special Education is preparing a blueprint for statewide RTI initiatives. Bill East, the organization’s executive director, spoke with Achievement Today about the concept of state-level approaches.