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RTI
A Practitioner's Guide to Implementing Response to Intervention

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September 2007 | 168 pages | Corwin
RTI: A Practitioner's Guide to Implementing Response to Intervention provides detailed and comprehensive guidelines for implementing Response to Intervention (RTI). As a schoolwide approach, RTI emphasizes scientifically based instruction, progress monitoring, and early intervention. This text illustrates how practitioners can implement the individual components of RTI in conjunction with other policy initiatives. The authors discuss the three tiers of the RTI method including schoolwide screening and progress, monitoring and examine them in terms of features, implementation tips, changing structures and roles, and challenges to implementation. This guidebook also includes numerous site examples and student case studies, and concludes with a section on frequently asked questions and an overview of future developments in RTI.
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
1. Introduction: What Is RTI?
RTI as a Three-Tiered Model  
Purposes of RTI  
Research Support for RTI  
Summary  
References  
 
2. RTI in the Context of Policy Initiatives
Policy Coherence, Professional Learning Communities, and the Professional Teaching and Learning Cycle  
Key Elements of NCLB 2001  
Key Elements of Reading First  
Key Provisions of IDEA 2004  
Summary  
References  
 
3. Schoolwide Screening
Definitions and Features  
Implementation  
Changing Structures and Roles  
Challenges to Implementation  
Screening in Practice  
Summary  
Resources  
References  
 
4. Progress Monitoring
Definitions and Features  
Implementation  
Changing Structures and Roles  
Challenges to Implementation  
Progress Monitoring in Practice  
Summary  
Resources  
References  
 
5. Tier 1: General Education
Definitions and Features  
Implementation  
Changing Structures and Roles  
Challenges to Implementation  
Summary  
Resources  
References  
 
6. Tier 2: Intervention
Definitions and Features  
Implementation  
Changing Structures and Roles  
Challenges to Implementation  
Summary  
Resources  
References  
 
7. Tier 3: Special Education
Definitions and Features  
Implementation  
Changing Structures and Roles  
Challenges to Implementation  
Tiered Service Delivery in Practice  
Summary  
Resources  
References  
 
8. Fidelity of Implementation
Definitions and Features  
Implementation  
Changing Structures and Roles  
Challenges to Implementation  
Summary  
Resources  
References  
 
9. Conclusion
Frequently Asked Questions About RTI  
Conclusion  
References  
 
Index

"This is a richly informative book on a most important and timely topic to hundreds of thousands of practitioners, parents, and policy makers."

Doug Fuchs, Nicholas Hobbs Chair in Special Education and Human Development
Vanderbilt University

"Mellard and Johnson not only help us understand what RTI is and why we need it, they go the next step and tell us how to make it happen."

Joseph Jenkins, Professor of Special Education
University of Washington

"There is an absolute need for a practitioner-focused book on Response to Intervention. RTI is an increasingly frequent feature of major policy initiatives as well as a major aspect of the growing body of best practices in instruction, assessment, and addressing students’ special needs."

Karen L. Tichy, Associate Superintendent for Instruction
Catholic Education Office, Archdiocese of St. Louis, MO

"A must-have for every principal, central office administrator, and classroom instructional leader. The book will benefit both the building principal and the central office administrator by giving them a much better understanding of what RTI is, how it will operate within the building, and how the program will effect the district’s overall student achievement. Classroom teachers, especially those who are involved in the operation/implementation of an RTI program in their building, will gain an in-depth understanding of the RTI process and will see firsthand how to implement the program with the awareness of potential stumbling blocks such as progress monitoring of student data."

Principal Magazine, September/October 2008

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Daryl F. Mellard

Daryl F. Mellard is a research associate within the Center for Research on Learning and director of the Division of Adult Studies at the University of Kansas. His current projects address assessment and services to children and youth with learning disabilities, reading comprehension, and adult literacy. Mellard directed the National Research Center on Learning Disabilities (NRCLD) in its review of Responsiveness to Intervention (RTI), was one of the principal investigators in NRCLD’s examination of learning disabilities identification that included the application of RTI, and directed research on education, social, and employment issues... More About Author

Evelyn S. Johnson

Evelyn S. Johnson is an associate professor of special education at Boise State University and the coauthor of RTI: A Practitioner’s Guide to Implementing Response to Intervention. She began her career in Washington in 1994 as a special education teacher, and then at the University of Washington, Seattle, where her research focused on the inclusion of students with disabilities in accountability systems. Johnson’s work on assessment for students with disabilities has included research on accommodations and alternate assessments, as well as research on screening for reading problems. Prior to joining the faculty at BSU, she worked as a... More About Author

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