Charting Your Course to RTI—Tips for Leaders from Margaret Searle


What Every School Leader-Know RTISeasoned educator Margaret Searle’s ASCD book What Every School Leader Needs to Know About RTI offers so much more than the expected explanation of what Response to Intervention is and isn’t. (Teaser: It does develop a systematic way of identifying learners’ strengths and weaknesses; it does not apply only to learners with special needs.)

In this book, Searle guides education leaders through developing and implementing an effective RTI plan, along the way showing how RTI can draw on the successes of schools and districts.

Excerpted below, you’ll find tips on how to chart your own course for success.


Editor’s note: This book is available in print and e-book formats. A free study guide is also available on