The Complete Guide to RTI: An Implementation Toolkit

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Corwin Press, Dec 15, 2011 - Education - 221 pages
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 evolutionA leadership framework for school and district administrators Applications in reading and literacy, mathematics, and behavior supportGuidelines 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.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Reasons and Resources for Learning Response to Intervention
6
Chapter 2 Progressing With Progress Monitoring
19
A Foundation of the RTI Process
44
Tier 1
67
Tiers 2 and 3
84
Chapter 6 Mathematics Difficulty or Mathematics Disability? RTI and Mathematics
100
Chapter 7 Response to Intervention and Positive Behavior Support
118
Working With Families in the RTI Process
134
The Role of District and School Administrators in Implementing RTI
154
RTI in the Middle and High School Master Schedule
174
Why Implement RTI?
197
References and Resources
199
Index
213
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Dolores Burton is a Fulbright scholar and professor and chair of teacher education at New York Institute of Technology. She was a public school teacher, school district administrator, and author of instructional software. Dr. Burton designed, delivered, and supervised professional development for teachers in grades k-12 in mathematics, literacy, science, differentiated instruction, action research, instructional technology and inclusive practices. She has organized symposia for educators on research based strategies to close the achievement gap of the traditionally underserved populations; African American males, English Language Learners, students with special needs, and others at-risk for academic failure. Her research interests include Response to Intervention, teacher preparation, (elementary through college), Common Core standards, professional development, using data to drive instruction, and the use of technology to teach all students especially those who have traditionally been underserved. She has published in numerous journals and consulted regionally, nationally, and internationally.

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