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Implementing Response to Intervention

A Principal's Guide
By: Susan L. Hall

Foreword by Elaine K. McEwan

Examines administrators' critical role in ensuring successful RTI implementation and shows how to motivate staff, formulate a comprehensive assessment plan, and design a yearlong staff development plan.

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  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781412955072
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2007
  • Page Count: 160
  • Publication date: November 28, 2007

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"I loved it! We in the field are in need of this type of book."
—Jill Gildea, Director of Curriculum & Instruction
Libertyville School District, IL

"Clearly outlines how schools can work collaboratively toward creating schoolwide learning environments where effective RTI practices are implemented and data is used to inform instructional decisions about students."
—Alice Hom, Principal
Yung Wing Elementary P.S. 124, New York City, NY

"Even as an administrator who has been trained in RTI, I found the book to be both interesting and informative. I have told other administrators to keep an eye out for it."
—Jennifer Cruz, Principal
Mirage Elementary School, Glendale, AZ

Learn how to launch RTI successfully and improve student outcomes significantly!

As a research-based model for improving reading achievement, Response to Intervention (RTI) has demonstrated dramatic results in elementary and middle schools. This practical guide provides a clear vision of what RTI looks like in practice and illustrates how educators can use this highly effective approach to help students acquire grade-appropriate reading skills or make sure students receive the support they need through special education services.

The author presents an accessible step-by-step action plan for putting the RTI process in motion, emphasizes the critical role administrators play in ensuring successful implementation in their schools, and helps school leaders:

  • Formulate a comprehensive assessment plan that includes an assessment calendar and a data management system
  • Design a yearlong staff development plan to train teachers in using data for making instructional decisions
  • Use data in grade-level, teacher, and parent meetings
  • Motivate staff for optimum success without overwhelming them

This authoritative text charts a straightforward course for strengthening students' literacy skills and helping all youngsters become successful, enthusiastic readers.



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Susan L. Hall

Susan L. Hall is founder and president of the 95 Percent Group Inc., which focuses on early childhood reading education and small-group intervention to give 95% of kindergarten through third grade students the opportunity to read at or above their grade level. A frequent speaker and lecturer, she also serves on the advisory board of the Neuhaus Education Center. Hall is a member of the Reading First Review Panel for state grant proposals and is also a Sopris West certified trainer for DIBELS (Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills) and LETRS® (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling). She is the author of I've DIBEL'd, Now What?, and a co-author with Louisa C. Moats of two books, Straight Talk About Reading and Parenting a Struggling Reader. Hall earned her bachelor's degree at Lawrence University, her master's degree from Harvard University, and her doctorate of education from National-Louis University.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures




About the Author

Lincoln Elementary School: A Case Study of What RTI Looks Like in a School

Evidence of Buy-In

Assessment Procedures

Tiers of Instruction

Data-Driven Decision Making

1. Why Implement RTI?

What Is Response to Intervention (RTI)?

Eight Core Principles of RTI

Shaping the Initiative

Why RTI Is More Than a Special Education Requirement

History of RTI

Forces Driving RTI

Relationship of RTI to Other Reading Services

2. Setting the Stage for RTI

Motivating Change

Getting Ready to Launch RTI

Communication Plan

Planning an RTI Initiative

Big Questions: Money, Time, and Results

3. Delivering Intervention Instruction

Organizing for Intervention Groups

Tiers of Intervention Instruction

Processes for Moving Students Through the System

4. Using Progress Monitoring Data

The Importance of Progress Monitoring Data

Determining Which Indicators to Progress Monitor

Graphing Rate of Progress

Decisions That Require Progress Monitoring Data

Using Progress Monitoring Data at Meetings

Data Charts That Are a Must for Principals

5. Effective Models of Professional Development

Designing an Effective Approach to Professional Development

Content of the Professional Development

Delivering Professional Development in Strands

Differentiating the Training Throughout Implementation

Dealing With Reluctant or Resistant Teachers

Sharing Early Success Stories

6. What the Future Holds for RTI

Three-Tier Model as Descriptive, Not Prescriptive

Appropriate Use of Programs

Future of Special Education Curriculum in Reading

Broadening of RTI Beyond Early Reading

Resources: Sample Administrative RTI Data Notebook





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