The following tools and resources will help readers understand screening and progress monitoring.

Data-Based Individualization: A Framework for Intensive Intervention  (http://www.intensiveintervention.org/resource/data-based-individualization-framework-intensive-intervention). This 20-page PDF document by the National Center on Intensive Intervention introduces and describes the data-based individualization (DBI) process, a framework for addressing the needs of students who require intensive intervention in academics and/or behavior. This document provides a high-level overview of data-based decision making with generalizations to behavior as well as academic achievement.

RtI Implementer Series Training Modules (http://www.rti4success.org/implementer-series). The National Center on Response to Intervention has created three modules that highlight the critical features of screening, progress monitoring, and multi-level prevention systems. Each contains a training facilitator’s guide, PowerPoint presentations with slides and speaker’s notes, handouts and other training materials, videos, and a manual. These modules will help educators effectively implement the essential components of a research-based framework for RtI.