Effective RTI Training and Practices

Effective RTI Training and Practices
Helping School and District Teams Improve Academic Performance and Social Behavior
Elementary
Middle School
High School
8.5x11
Pages: 
168
ISBN: 
978-0-87822-648-1
Item Number:
6625
Price:$29.99
Effective RTI Training and Practices: Helping School and District Teams Improve Academic Performance and Social Behavior

Overview

All grade levels. This valuable resource is designed to increase the knowledge and develop the skills of school personnel who are in the process of implementing RTI. It presents RTI in a comprehensive manner using a data-based decision-making approach that emphasizes accountability.

The book is unique in that it focuses on both academic performance and social behavior of all students in such a way that any practitioner can read and immediately apply the content.

The authors integrate best practice, research, law, and consultative experiences to provide school personnel with a general framework to promote positive outcomes for all students.

The CD that accompanies this book includes reproducible forms, handouts, RTI templates, and a set of customizable PowerPoint slide sets to help educators introduce a Response to Intervention program in their school or district.

Content Highlights

  • A three-tiered model of RTI based on law and research.
  • Universal screening for academic performance and social behavior.
  • Diagnostic assessment linked to intervention for small groups of students as well as individual students who need more intensive and personalized service.
  • Data-based decision-making across the three tiers, including how to analyze data related to NCLB.
  • Data-based decision-making with regard to setting goals and monitoring progress with emphasis on how to make objective and reliable decisions for all students.
  • Effective problem-solving/teaming with suggested process and sample forms.
  • How RTI can be integrated into current special education entitlement procedures.

Book Review

“This book is well structured for ease of use. Each chapter is well laid out with an overview in the beginning and a summary of important points at the end.… Overall, I found this book to be easy to read with a main focus on using data in an RTI system… I would recommend it to those who are in the early stages of implementation in their schools, or to those who find themselves regularly troubleshooting their school’s RTI system.”

—Felicia Kaas, Communiqué, National Association of School Psychologists

Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1—Introduction to Response to Intervention

  • Chapter Overview
  • Understanding Response to Intervention
  • Rationale for Response to Intervention
  • A Comprehensive, Tiered System of Support
  • Comprehensive Assessment and Intervention at Tier I
  • Comprehensive Assessment and Intervention at Tier II
  • Comprehensive Assessment and Intervention at Tier III
  • Response to Intervention as a Data-Based Decision-Making Process
  • Summary of Important Points
  • References and Recommended Resources

Chapter 2—Universal Screening Measures and Data Analysis for Academic Performance and Social Behavior

  • Chapter Overview
  • Purposes of Universal Screening Measures
  • Rationale for Universal Screening Measures
  • Characteristics of Universal Screening Measures
  • Universal Screening Measures for Academic Performance (USM-A)
  • Data-Based Decision Making Using Universal Screening Measures for Academic Performance
  • Establishing Benchmarks for a Standards-Based Approach
  • Considering Resources When Establishing Cut Scores for USM-A
  • Universal Screening Measures for Social Behavior (USM-B)
  • Screening for Students at Risk of Social Behavior Problems
  • Data-Based Decision Making Using Universal Screening Measures for Social Behavior
  • Summary of Important Points
  • References and Recommended Resources

Chapter 3—Diagnostic Tools and Procedures for Assessing Academic Performance and Social Behavior

  • Chapter Overview
  • Purposes of Diagnostic Tools
  • Rationale for Diagnostic Tools
  • Characteristics of Diagnostic Tools
  • Selection of Diagnostic Tools
  • Diagnostic Tools for Academic Performance (DT-A)
  • Diagnostic Tools for Social Behavior (DT-B)
  • Summary of Important Points
  • References and Recommended Resources

Chapter 4—Monitoring Student Performance Through the RTI Process

  • Chapter Overview
  • Purpose of and Rationale for Monitoring Progress
  • Characteristics of the Progress Monitoring Process
  • Frequency and Focus of Monitoring Progress at Each Tier
  • Data-Based Decision Making with Progress Monitoring Tools for Academic Performance
  • Monitoring Progress Along the Way
  • Summative Decisions (Changing Interventions)
  • Formative Decisions (Adjusting Interventions)
  • Data-Based Decision Making with Progress Monitoring Tools for Social Behavior
  • Evaluating the RTI Model
  • Summary of Important Points
  • References and Recommended Resources

Chapter 5—Effective and Efficient Collaborative Problem-Solving Teams

  • Chapter Overview
  • Purpose of and Rationale for Problem Solving
  • Characteristics of Problem Solving
  • A Collaborative Approach to Problem Solving
  • Organization of a Collaborative Problem-Solving Team
  • Five Stages of the Collaborative Problem-Solving Process
  • Characteristics of Effective Teams
  • Team Members
  • Team Member Responsibilities
  • Team Meeting Logistics and Time Lines
  • Summary of Important Points
  • References, Additional Sources, and Recommended Resources

Chapter 6—Special Topics in RTI

  • Chapter Overview
  • Role of the Special Educator and Avoiding the Pitfalls of Change
  • The Special Educator and RTI
  • Understanding the Continuum of Supports
  • Developing a Comprehensive Data System for Special Education
  • Tracking All Domains of Need: A Comprehensive Approach
  • Using Comprehensive Assessment to Avoid the Sliding Effect
  • Exiting Special Education
  • Social Behavior Competency in Special Education
  • Assistive Technology and RTI
  • Implementing Procedures and Interventions with Integrity
  • Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners
  • Universal Design for Learning and Comprehensive RTI
  • Secondary Education
  • Interventions with an Evidence Base
  • Summary of Important Points
  • References and Additional Sources

Chapter 7—Important Considerations and Trouble Shooting in RTI

  • Chapter Overview
  • Important Considerations and Lessons Learned: RTI Implementation (Chapter 1)
  • Important Considerations and Lessons Learned: Universal Screening Measures (Chapter 2)
  • Important Considerations and Lessons Learned: Diagnostic Tools (Chapter 3)
  • Important Considerations and Lessons Learned: Monitoring Progress (Chapter 4)
  • Important Considerations and Lessons Learned: Problem-Solving Teams (Chapter 5)
  • Important Considerations and Lessons Learned: Special Topics (Chapter 6)

Appendix—Reproducibles and Templates

  • Graphing with Microsoft Excel
  • Office Discipline Referral Form
  • Instructional Analysis Form
  • Behavior Frequency Recording Log
  • Behavior Description Recording Log
  • Behavior Observation Recording Form
  • Daily Behavior Report Card
  • Treatment Integrity Form