I'm pretty excited now because of a conversation I had with my school superintendent. Just some background: the school districts I work with are VERY rural and VERY much stuck in using the discrepancy model for students who have learning disabilities. I've been trying to encourage the district to move toward the RtI model which most definitely does a better job of meeting student needs in a scientific and research-based way and isn't just limited to special education. The superintendent seemed VERY open to the model and asked for a brief (I tried to make it as short as I could) summary of the model, how it would look at my school and what my role would be under the new model. Here's what I wrote...I really do invite comments and constructive criticism. This is the first time I've seen openness to this idea and I want it to go well. Ignore the acronyms you don't know just let me know what you think.... Oh, by the way the first step with RtI in this district will be academic (just in case you're wondering why I didn't address behavior).