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RTI Is a Verb

Turn RTI research into practice with interventions linked to the Common Core; and strategies for screening and progress monitoring.

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  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781483307480
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2013
  • Page Count: 208
  • Publication date: December 11, 2013

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RTI is more than just a buzzword—it’s a success story!

RTI isn’t just about interventions. It’s about assessing how all students respond to instruction. In this book, Tom Hierck and Chris Weber go beyond the why and what of RTI to show you how to translate this good idea into a plan of action for your school. They offer concrete recommendations and resources, including

  • Interventions linked to the Common Core State Standards, with emphasis on college and career readiness
  • Practical strategies for screening, progress monitoring, and diagnostics
  • Sample approaches to specific interventions across the curriculum

Preparing students to meet real world challenges—and to stay in school until they are ready for them—takes a team effort. With this road map in hand, your team will take RTI from research to practice, from ideas to reality—and lead all students to success.

Key features

  • The interventions in the book will be linked to the CCSS and there will be an emphasis on college and career readiness
  • The book provides coverage of RTI and behavior as well as an in-depth look at literacy instruction


Tom Hierck

Tom Hierck has been an educator since 1983 in a career that has spanned all grade levels and many roles in public education. His experiences as a teacher, an administrator, a district leader, a department of education project leader, and an executive director have provided a unique context for his education philosophy.

Tom is a compelling presenter, infusing his message of hope with strategies culled from the real world. He understands that educators face unprecedented challenges and knows which strategies will best serve learning communities. Tom has presented to schools and districts across North America with a message of celebration for educators seeking to make a difference in the lives of students. His dynamic presentations explore the importance of positive learning environments and the role of assessment to improve student learning. His belief that “every student is a success story waiting to be told” has led him to work with teachers and administrators to create positive school cultures and build effective relationships that facilitate learning for all students.

Tom Hierck’s blog can be found at tomhierck.com/blog/.
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Chris Weber

A native of Southern California, Chris Weber, EdD, has been in service to community and country his entire life. A graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Chris flew C-141s during his military career. A former high school, middle school, and elementary school teacher and administrator, Chris has had a great deal of success helping students who historically underachieve learn at extraordinarily high levels.

As a principal and assistant superintendent in California and Chicago, Illinois, Chris and his colleagues have developed systems of response to intervention (RTI) that have led to heretofore unrealized levels of learning at schools across the country.

Chris is the best-selling author of Pyramid Response to Intervention: RtI, PLCs, and How to Respond When Students Don’t Learn; Pyramid of Behavior Interventions: 7 Keys to a Positive Learning Environment; Simplifying Response to Intervention: Four Essential Guiding Principles; and RTI in the Early Grades: Intervention Strategies for Mathematics, Literacy, Behavior, and Fine-Motor Challenges. These books have sold more than one hundred thousand copies worldwide. In addition, Chris’s article in Educational Leadership, “The Why Behind RTI,” was the most viewed article on the publication’s website in 2010.

Chris is recognized as an expert in behavior, mathematics, and RTI. He consults and presents nationally to audiences on important educational topics, including Change and RTI—Preparing for Productive Teams; Behavioral RTI; Assessments for Tiers 2 and 3; If It’s Predictable, It’s Preventable—RTI in the Early Grades; Scheduling, Communication, and Coordination of RTI Schoolwide Teams; The What and Why of RTI; Evidence-Based Reading Strategies and Programs; and Common Core Mathematics—A Balanced Approach to Depth and Mastery.

In addition to writing and consulting on educational topics, Chris continues to serve in schools, working with teachers and students every day in Chicago, Illinois, at some of the highest-performing urban schools in the nation.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

About the Authors


Chapter 1. Introduction and the Research

Chapter 2. Content and Instruction in Tier 1

Chapter 3. Common Formative Assessments, Evidence, Data Analysis, and Collaboration

Chapter 4. Information Within RTI: Screening, Progress Monitoring, and Diagnoses

Chapter 5. Tier 2 and 3 Interventions, Strategies, and Resources

Chapter 6. Social and Academic Behavioral Interventions

Chapter 7. Lead the Work With Confidence, Leadership, and Accountability

Epilogue: The Next Steps





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