The I-RtI Network is a State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG) initiative of ISBE and is administered under a multi-year grant awarded to Lee/Ogle Regional Office of Education 47 in June 2011. The overarching goal of this initiative is to:
- Improve the learning and performance of all students in grades K-12 by building the capacity of Illinois public school districts and schools to develop, use, and sustain a multi-tiered system of research-based curricula, instruction, intervention, and assessment.
The services of the Network primarily involve the delivery of high quality professional development based on adult learning principles and consisting of training, technical assistance, and coaching. For more information and to access numerous RtI-related resources, including a schedule of regional Networking Meetings that are open to all school and district teams, please visit
The Illinois Institutes of Higher Education (IHE) Partnership is another SPDG initiative of ISBE and is operated under a multi-year grant awarded to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in June 2011. The Partnership works with nine participating universities with educator preparation programs to:
- Facilitate incorporation of critical RtI content into undergraduate and graduate educator pre-service program curricula,
- Increase options for undergraduate and graduate student field experiences in school sites where RtI practices are in place and implemented with integrity, and
- Forge collaborative relationships with Illinois school districts to facilitate the placement of highly qualified general and special education teachers in low performing districts with high populations of students from low income backgrounds.
Additional information and numerous resources for IHE faculty can be accessed at