RTI and formative assessment have the potential to positively impact student achievement. When formative assessment is coupled with RTI, teachers can catch students before they fall too far behind the standards and their peers. Formative assessment is not only an important component of effective instruction within the RTI framework; it is a key feature of instructional design. Linking the results of formative assessment to instructional change can enhance learning and influence student success in school. This book is intended for teachers and administrators who want to better understand the basics of RTI and its connection to formative assessment. It provides educators with ample information and ideas that will help them base their instructional decisions on the results of effective formative assessment practices. Whether experienced or inexperienced in the use of formative assessment and data collection and analysis, readers will find useful tips and strategies that will advance their knowledge and understanding toward the goal of increasing student achievement. Using Formative Assessment in the RTI Framework provides teachers and administrators with information, tools, and techniques that they can use to adjust instruction and increase levels of student understanding and achievement.