Getting Started

Implementation Toolkit

The Wisconsin RtI Center has put together a toolkit with the following documents. We recommend your school or district work through these documents in order with assistance from your regional technical assistance coordinator.


To begin integrating an RtI system into your district or school’s operations, many local decisions must be made. These decisions will ensure that all systems set up are best for the unique population and circumstances of the school and district. DPI encourages schools and districts to meaningfully include educators, families and community members when making these decisions to ensure that local RtI systems are effective for their specific students.

Examples of these decisions include, but are not limited to:

  • Universal  curriculum and instructional practices
  • Universal screening and progress monitoring tools and processes
  • Collaborative systems
  • Best use of staff and resources to support all students
  • Specific systems of support (e.g. the use of levels/tiers, thresholds for increased supports)

Utilizing RtI within your district or school is most successful when leveraging and maximizing resources that may already exist to build a model that is sustainable, logical and non-duplicating to existing programs. Wisconsin RtI works to emphasize the strengths of individual districts, ensuring your system fits within the guidelines set forth by the state of Wisconsin.


DPI offers many tools and resources to assist districts and schools in implementing RtI: