A Comprehensive RTI Model
Integrating Behavioral and Academic Interventions
- Cara Shores - Wesley Educational Services
At-Risk | Classroom Management & Student Behavior | Teaching At-Risk Students
—Ronda Shelvan, Special Education Teacher, Washougal School District, WA
'The book includes examples, case studies, and resources that are very useful for teachers and administrators'—Judy Rockley, State Trainer, Kansas State Department of Education
Academic achievement and behaviour are intertwined, and students often struggle with challenges spanning both areas. This research-based and practical book helps educators apply proven Response to Intervention (RTI) methods in a new way—as a highly effective, comprehensive approach to addressing behavioural issues and related academic achievement.
Nationally known expert Cara Shores describes how schools have successfully used RTI to improve behavior in the general education K–12 environment. Readers will learn how to implement RTI both in the individual classroom and schoolwide. This guide includes:
- Vignettes showing how educators can address behavioural issues with RTI's three tiers
- Guidance on building teams and leveraging resources to effectively reach at-risk students
- Advice on the role of behavioural assessment within RTI, including universal screening and progress monitoring for behaviour
- Interactive exercises, reproducibles, and other tools
“A must-read for every educator. Not only does Cara Shores provide the background information on RTI for academic achievement and behavior, she also takes the reader step-by-step through effectively integrating the two processes.”
"I recommend Cara Shores’ book to all educators as they strive to raise student achievement in their schools! This is a great resource for school psychologists, teacher educators, teachers, and administrators for developing their RTI structure and supports. This book offers research-based methods and interventions in a user-friendly format."
"The information flows succinctly and is well written for both RTI novices and experts to understand the important role that behavior plays in the RTI process and in overall student achievement. It’s an excellent road map for building sustainable reform."
"This book provides schools that are implementing RTI with clear and practical ideas on how to integrate behavior and academics into one comprehensive model. The book includes examples, case studies, and resources that are very useful for teachers and administrators."
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1: A Comprehensive Model for Response to Intervention