Item 8.   School staff report that strong leadership guides the RTI system


It is critical that the principal actively leads, facilitates, and supports the implementation of RTI in his/her school.  To build, implement and sustain RTI practices, the school principal must champion the work and foster an environment that is collaborative, uses data-based decision making and develops a growth mindset for staff and students. β€œThe chance of any reform improving student learning is remote unless district and school leaders agree with its purposes and appreciate what is required to make it work.” Review of research: How leadership influences student learning