Welcome to the EBI Network!

The EBI Network has been developed to provide guidance in the selection and implementation of evidence-based interventions in the classroom setting.  To this end, four general sections have been developed for your use.


The EBI Network has a Twitter feed.  Join us at twitter.com/EBINetwork for updates and other relevant tweets.

Chris Birr wrote an interesting article in the Wisconsin School Psychology Association Sentinel Volume 16 (3).

Evidence Based Intervention Section

In this section a collection of evidence based intervention (academic and behavioral) have been collected and sorted into categories to help you select the right EBI for the job.  Short intervention briefs, modeling videos and overviews of the evidence base for the interventions are presented for each EBI.  To start using this section please go to the “How to Select an EBI!” page.

We are in the process of developing a new section of the EBI Network devoted to math interventions.  Specifically, Dr. Erica Lembke at the University of Missouri, Dr. Sarah Powell at the University of Texas, Dr. Pamela Seethaler at Vanderbilt University and Elizabeth Hughes and Duquesne University have developed a framework to present math interventions that incorporates both a focus on content area (e.g. Counting & Cardinality or Operations & Algebraic Thinking) and the type of problem the child is having (acquisition, proficiency or generalization).  As with other interventions on the site each intervention has a brief for field use.

To start using this section please go to the “Math Intervention” page.

If you’re interested in an in depth review of EBI using the functional framework used in the EBI network take a look at RTI Applications, Volume 1: Academic and Behavioral Interventions and the soon to be published RTI Applications, Volume 2: Assessment, Analysis, and Decision Making.  These books were written by the developer of the EBI Network with Dr. Matt Burns, Dr. Amanda VanDerHeyden and Dr. Kimberly Gibbons.  These books provide a though overview of EBI selection at the whole schools, class wide and individual child level as well as guidance concerning assessment, analysis and decision-making.  The books are a part of the Practical Intervention in the Schools Series Book Series which has a number of very useful books to support EBI use in the schools.

Problem Solving Team/RTI Resources

This section has assorted resources to assist teachers, school based problem solving teams and schools as they develop their problem solving teams.  This section is geared to provide simple materials to help educators select EBI and track effectiveness in an RTI model.

Foundations of Problem Solving

This section has been added to house a series of documents outlining the foundational skills and information necessary for using a problem solving approach when working with children who exhibit academic or behavioral problems. The following is a list of examples of such skills/information;

  • What is an evidence based intervention?
  • What are the common reasons for academic and behavior problems?
  • Building strong relationships in classrooms

Thank you for visiting the EBI Network!  If you have any questions or ideas for the site please contact Dr. Riley-Tillman at rileytillmant@missouri.edu.