Response to Intervention

Title I and AZ Response to Intervention (RTI)

Title I Part A, under the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), provides financial assistance to local educational agencies to meet the needs of educationally disadvantaged children at preschool, elementary, and secondary school levels.

Title I and AZ RTI are two initiatives that focus on identifying struggling students and providing them with supplemental interventions to assist them in meeting grade-level expectations. Title I, as such, can and should be an important partner in the AZ RTI process. In combination with Title I, administrators aiming for real and lasting change, should consider including AZ RTI as part of their comprehensive school improvement process.

For a detailed description of Title I programs and AZ RTI including eligibility and allowable funding, see NCLB Document Library. This site includes the following resources:

  • Implementing RTI Using Title I, Title II, and CEIS Funds: Key Issues
    for Decision-makers
    This 2009 presentation explains how funds under Title I and Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and Coordinated Early Intervening Services (CEIS) funds under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) may be used to support Response to Intervention in public schools.
  • AZ RTI and Title I PPT This power point presentation provides an overview of the AZ RTI framework and factors to consider when using Title I funds to support AZ RTI.
  • Title I Programs and RTI A concise summary of AZ RTI funding parameters for both Title I Schoolwide and Targeted Assistance programs in Arizona’s schools.
  • Collaborative Process A sample of an AZ RTI / Title I collaborative problem-solving process.
  • HQ RTI Guidance Title II guidance documents specifying the Highly Qualified requirements of instructional staff working in a RTI three-tiered model program.

Additional information about Title I and AZ RTI, and a list of RTI related professional development and resources can be found at: Arizona RTI or

Title I AZ RTI Coordinator: Dr. Noni Paris

Tel: (602) 542-7894
Fax: (602) 542-3100