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The Response-to-Intervention (RTI) approach, tracks a student's progress and response to a given intervention (or series of interventions) that are designed to improve academic, social, behavioral, or emotional needs progress. RTI models have been closely scrutinized, researched, and reported in the past few years, and they are increasingly looked to as the foundation of future (and more and more as the present) of school psychology practice in schools. What is still lacking in the midst of a recent slew of handbooks, research studies, revised assessment scales and tests, and best-practices suggestions is a truly practical guidebook for actually implementing an RTI model. This book will fill this need. Following the structure and plan for our School-Based Practice in Action Series, authors Matt Burns and Kim Gibbons present a clear and concise guide for implementing a school-wide RTI model, from assessment and decision-making to Tiers I, II, and III interventions. As with other volumes in the series, a companion CD will include a wealth of examples of forms, checklists, reports, and progress monitoring materials for the practitioner.
Response to Intervention: What It Is and Why We Do It. Assessments Within an RTI System. Data-based Decision Making. Schoolwide Organization to Facilitate RTI. Curriculum and Instruction for All Children: Tier I. Intervention Strategies for a Selected Group: Tier II. Intensive Interventions for Individual Students: Tier III. Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Implementation and Tips for Getting Started. Appendices.
Posted November 14, 2009
Implementing Response to Intervenion in Elementry and Secondary Schools is a comprehensive tool for your RTI teams. This resource tool is better for those teams that are already have implemented some RTI processes and are ready to go to the next level. This book is also a great tool for Distrcit's to use when they are ready to set up a universal RTI program.
The outline as to how and when to set up universal screenings as well as suggestions as to the development of screening teams are a few examples that a school/district can easily incorporate into thier current practices.
One does have to have some understanding of statistical measures for this book. A variety of benchmark assessments for both reading and math are provided with detaled analysis of screening measures.
There is a CD that is also available with this book. The CD is primarly comprised of PDF files of the examples provided in the back of the book. The one PDF file that I found very useful was the documantation of the CBM measures. Other forms related to documenting Tier strategies are user friendly.