Date of Award

Spring 5-16-2014

Document Type


Degree Name

Education Specialist (EdS)


Special Education

First Advisor

Ginny VanRie



There is a lack of training for secondary teachers on the implementation of Response to Intervention (RTI). Literature shows that high school principals and assistant principals, as well as special education directos, from around the country agree that the implementation of RTI at the secondary level is not working as well as it should due to time constraints, inconsistencies in programs and lack of training. A teacher without any prior RTI training and a student with an RTI Tier 2 goal are used to research the progress of the student toward his RTI goal before and after the teacher receives training in the implementation of RTI. The data shows greater progression RTI Tier 2 goal after teacher has received training through the Georgia Department of Education training program. There is much study still to be done on how RTI should be implemented at the secondary level.