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Jumpstart RTI: Using RTI in Your Elementary School Right Now / Edition 1

Jumpstart RTI: Using RTI in Your Elementary School Right Now / Edition 1

by Susan L. Hall


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ISBN-13: 9781412981729
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 02/22/2011
Pages: 133
Sales rank: 1,185,268
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Susan L. Hall is founder and president of the 95 Percent Group Inc., which focuses on early childhood reading education and small-group intervention to give 95% of kindergarten through third grade students the opportunity to read at or above their grade level. A frequent speaker and lecturer, she also serves on the advisory board of the Neuhaus Education Center. Hall is a member of the Reading First Review Panel for state grant proposals and is also a Sopris West certified trainer for DIBELS (Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills) and LETRS®(Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling). She is the author of I've DIBEL'd, Now What?, and a co-author with Louisa C. Moats of two books, Straight Talk About Reading and Parenting a Struggling Reader. Hall earned her bachelor's degree at Lawrence University, her master's degree from Harvard University, and her doctorate of education from National-Louis University.

Table of Contents

Publisher's Acknowledgments
About the Author
Why This Book Is Needed
Overview of the Contents
1. Ninety-five Percent of Students at Benchmark Is Achievable: A District Example
New Approach
What Level of Success Is Possible?
Professional Development
Next Steps
2. Getting Ready
Motivating Staff: 'Call to Action'
Build Buy-In
Create the RTI Team
Planning Period
3. Getting Started
Create an Assessment Plan
Select a Delivery Model
Add Intervention Blocks
Year 1: First Half
4. Analyzing Data and Forming Groups
Curriculum-Based Assessment
Diagnostic Assessment
Progress Monitoring
Regrouping Cycle
Systems to Manage the Data
Year 1: Second Half
5. Delivering Effective Intervention Instruction
Characteristics of Effective Intervention Instruction
Other Considerations
Intervention Materials and Programs
6. Initiating a Problem-Solving Process
Grade-Level Team Meetings
Problem-Solving Meetings
RTI Team Meetings
7. Referring a Student for Special Education Testing
RTI and Special Education
Change in Role of Special Education Staff
Communication With Parents

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