The Wisconsin Response to Intervention (RtI) Center is a product of collaboration between the Cooperative Educational Service Agency (CESA) Statewide Network and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). The center was created to assist Wisconsin’s educational systems to build capacity, adopt and implement high quality practices, make informed decisions, ensure sustainability of efforts and increased success for all students. The Wisconsin Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Network operates within the Wisconsin RtI Center with a specific focus on behavior.
The Wisconsin RtI Center provides professional development and technical assistance to help schools operationalize implementation of culturally responsive multi-level systems of support. The center offers statewide trainings on the components in order to establish consistent foundations upon which schools should build their systems.
Considering the research that has linked academics and behavior achievement, the center recommends the implementation of an integrated culturally responsive multi-level system of support. The center’s vision, mission, values, preferred future, and goals were built around this recommendation.
Our vision is that every Wisconsin school has a culturally responsive multi-level system of support that ensures fidelity and sustainability for students to achieve academic and behavioral success.
Our mission is to support Wisconsin schools in the implementation of culturally responsive multi-level systems of support for all students.
Our values are based on the belief that today’s decisions must be made in the context of both today and tomorrow, asking the question, “How will this decision affect the future of Wisconsin schools, students, and our organization?” The best decision will be one that provides the best end result for our schools in order to better serve the students of Wisconsin. Positive change can be significant if the whole educational community works together, focusing the varied resources of all communities on improving student success.
The center wholeheartedly endorses a multi-level system of support. The center strives for equality and diversity and endeavors to be comprised of a diverse staff and ensure our work is culturally responsive. Externally, we are working to help schools close achievement gaps, for example, with students with disabilities. In addition, we are continually expanding to serve more districts and more diverse participation and are providing equitable access for all stakeholders. The supports we offer help schools to increase performance for ALL students.
Research and data are mainstays of the center’s operations and help to maintain quality services, current research, and integrity in all activities. We help schools collect, analyze, and use their data for continuous improvement.
Strategic Plan Goals
- The Wisconsin RtI Center will identify and define essential elements of a fully integrated culturally responsive multi-level system of support that can be implemented in schools.
- The Wisconsin RtI Center will operate as a professional learning community and implement an internal continuous improvement approach/model that guides processes and procedures.
- The Wisconsin RtI Center will collaboratively increase internal capacity in schools, districts, and geographical areas to ensure equitable supports for all students through well-defined culturally responsive multi-level systems of support.