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Using RTI for School Improvement

Using RTI for School Improvement
Raising Every Student’s Achievement Scores

August 2008 | 232 pages | Corwin
This resource helps administrators and teachers implement RTI as a powerful school improvement process. Response to Intervention (RTI) is currently being adopted throughout the United States as a method for documenting eligibility for a learning disability as permitted in the reauthorization of IDEA 2004. The model most often chosen involves a three- or four-tier pyramid incorporating general education classroom components in the lower tiers and special education as the final tier. Using RTI for School Improvement illustrates how integrating RTI into all aspects of a school can go beyond assessing learning disabilities to make a significant positive impact on schoolwide student achievement. The authors show how educators can successfully implement each tier to provide effective instruction for all learners, develop an intervention approach for students at risk, and provide intensive intervention for non-responding learners.

About the Authors
1. Creating Vision and Framework
2. Selecting and Implementing Ongoing Assessment
3. Determining Appropriate Research-Based Interventions
4. Providing Effective Instruction for All: Tier 1
5. Establishing an Intervention Structure for At-Risk Students: Tier 2
6. Delivering Intensive Intervention to Non-Responders: Tier 3
7. Bringing It All Together: A Model for System Implementation

"The straightforward nature of the text will be appealing to practicing general and special education teachers."

Debi Gartland, Professor of Special Education
Towson University

"This book does a good job of addressing the issues and challenges I have experienced during my career as teacher, staff developer, and administrator. The authors seek to inform and establish understanding."

Susan N. Imamura, Retired Principal
Hawaii State Department of Education

"Provides teachers with a comprehensive explanation of RTI and strategies to help teachers implement the process successfully. Examples and cases studies provide teachers and administration with vivid illustrations of how the RTI process can be implemented to support all children’s learning."

Michelle Barnea, Early Childhood Consultant

"Shores and Chester offer clear instructions and sage advice that will fast-forward the widespread adoption of RTI, ultimately providing ALL of our children with better chances for academic success."

Jim Grant, Educational Consultant, Author
Staff Development for Educators
Key features

The book progresses from an overview of RTI and its application to school improvement to a detailed description of Tiers 1, 2, and 3 of a 3-tiered RTI pyramid. Each chapter contains various tools for highlighting important information and raising questions for the reader. These include:

  • Reflective questions designed to ask the reader to apply the information to their own situation
  • Charts, figures and diagrams to illustrate points throughout each chapter
  • Guidelines for implementation of suggestions at the district and school level
  • Parent application questions – focusing the information to the parent perspective, giving suggestions for parent communication

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1: Creating a Vision and Framework

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