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The Complete Guide to RTI
This comprehensive toolkit prepares educators for the future of RTI. Included are strategies, techniques, and online resources for evaluating existing programs and implementing RTI effectively.
- Grade Level: PreK-12, Elementary, Secondary
- ISBN: 9781412997096
- Published By: Corwin
- Year: 2011
- Page Count: 240
- Publication date: December 15, 2011
Are you prepared for the RTI evolution?
This comprehensive toolkit will bring you up to speed on why RTI is one of the most important educational initiatives in recent history and sets the stage for its future role in teacher education and practice. The authors demonstrate innovative ways to use RTI to inform instruction and guide curriculum development in inclusive classroom settings. Your RTI implementation team will find strategies, techniques, and checklists for evaluating existing programs and implementing RTI effectively. The text's broad perspective includes:
- A concise description of RTI's history and evolution
- A leadership framework for school and district administrators
- Applications in reading and literacy, mathematics, and behavior support
- Guidelines for involving parents, students, and communities
In addition, chapters address progress monitoring, instructional support teams, and creating time for RTI in middle and high schools. The text is supported by online technology links that include video, audio, and print media—everything you need to optimize RTI for the new landscape of 21st-century education.
Table of Contents
About the Authors
About the Contributors
Chapter 1. Keynote: Reasons and Resources for Learning Response to Intervention
Chapter 2. Progressing With Progress Monitoring
Chapter 3. The Instructional Support Team (IST): A Foundation of the RTI Process
Chapter 4. Literacy Instruction: Tier 1
Chapter 5. Literacy Intervention: Tiers 2 and 3
Chapter 6. Mathematics Difficulty or Mathematics
Chapter 7. Response to Intervention and Positive Behavior Support
Chapter 8. Emerging Agendas in Collaboration: Working With Families in the RTI Process
Chapter 9. Leadership: The Role of District and School Administrators in Implementing RTI
Chapter 10. Managing Time: RTI in the Middle and High School Master Schedule
Epilogue: Why Implement RTI?
References and Resources
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"This book will be of utmost value to teachers, administrators, and parents in the shift to not just talking about but acting upon intervention directed toward the needs of our students."Lori Grossman, Academic Trainer
Houston ISD, TX
"This is the book that I have been searching for. It is a real how-to for individual and institutional success with the children who have been left behind for too long."A. L. Hough-Everage, Associate Professor of Education
Brandman University, Victorville, CA
Lisa Graham, Program Specialist, Curriculum & Staff Development
"This book is the most comprehensive tool I have read that incorporates technology into analyzing the academic and behavioral data of the RTI process for all students. It is a truly phenomenal resource that I would highly recommend for all professionals in the educational field who are interested in maximizing their students’ achievement."
Special Education, Vallejo City Unified School District, CA
Deborah D. Therriault, Special Education Teacher
"Through the discussion of RTI, the author introduces and reinforces many different teaching techniques and styles that enable the teaching professional to explore the concept. School personnel are challenged to move forward in their journey in the education of the individual child."
Clarkston Community Schools, MI
Sue DeLay, Teacher-Math Interventionist
"This book can be read as an overview, a manual, a reference tool, or as a textbook. The content, resources, and references are comprehensive."
Oak Creek-Franklin School District, WI
"The Complete Guide to RTI does not claim to be something new, but it provides the teacher a guide to becoming reacquainted with an approach to the problems of early education. It spells out the steps and tiers necessary to providing the necessary growth in a child’s personal progress."Elizabeth Alvarez, Assistant Principal
Chicago Public Schools, IL
Esther M. Eacho, Education Specialist
“Well-documented research supports the topic of this book. The authors explain with clarity the objectives and purposes of Response to Intervention, then support the program with outstanding tools to facilitate execution. A must for every school in America!”
"This is an exceptional work – a compelling response to the perennial problems plaguing our schools. Anyone who wants to support struggling students while continuously improving schools should look to The Complete Guide to RTI for direction. This book will be one of the more important educational treatises of our times."Marian White-Hood, Director of Academics
Maya Angelou Public Charter Schools and SeeForever Foundation, Washington, DC
S. Russell Vaden, Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology
"This book creatively extends beyond the nuts and bolts of RTI by offering a complete overview of what is needed to make the implementation and evaluation of such a model successful."
Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC