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Using RTI for School Improvement
Raising Every Student’s Achievement Scores



© 2009 | 232 pages | Corwin

Published in Association with Council for Exceptional Children

"Does a good job of addressing the issues and challenges I have experienced during my career as teacher, staff developer, and administrator. The authors seek to inform and establish understanding."
—Susan N. Imamura, Retired Principal
Hawaii State Department of Education

"Shores and Chester offer clear instructions and sage advice that will fast-forward the widespread adoption of RTI, ultimately providing ALL children with better chances for academic success."
—Jim Grant, Educational Consultant, Author
Staff Development for Educators

A step-by-step approach for implementing RTI to improve schoolwide achievement!

Principals and administrators have only scratched the surface of how Response to Intervention (RTI) can maximize school performance and student achievement. This book gives school and district leaders a comprehensive vision and framework for implementing RTI schoolwide and includes interventions and assessments for teachers.

Cara Shores and Kim Chester help educators identify students at risk, pinpoint highly effective strategies that address students' individual needs, and use assessment to monitor progress and adjust instruction. The book offers an overview of RTI and takes readers through each level of a three-tiered RTI pyramid geared to provide effective teaching practices for all learners and develop interventions for at-risk and nonresponding students. The book presents:

  • Charts, figures, and diagrams to illustrate points throughout each chapter
  • Guidelines for developing action plans at the school or district level
  • Practical suggestions for partnering with parents
  • Reflective questions to help readers apply the information to their schools

Combining a "big picture" approach with research-based strategies, Using RTI for School Improvement illustrates how RTI can transform schools into highly effective, motivating learning environments.

 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
1. Creating Vision and Framework
 
2. Selecting and Implementing Ongoing Assessment
 
3. Determining Appropriate Research-Based Interventions
 
4. Providing Effective Instruction for All: Tier 1
 
5. Establishing an Intervention Structure for At-Risk Students: Tier 2
 
6. Delivering Intensive Intervention to Non-Responders: Tier 3
 
7. Bringing It All Together: A Model for System Implementation
 
References
 
Index

"The straightforward nature of the text will be appealing to practicing general and special education teachers."

Debi Gartland, Professor of Special Education
Towson University

"This book does a good job of addressing the issues and challenges I have experienced during my career as teacher, staff developer, and administrator. The authors seek to inform and establish understanding."

Susan N. Imamura, Retired Principal
Hawaii State Department of Education

"Provides teachers with a comprehensive explanation of RTI and strategies to help teachers implement the process successfully. Examples and cases studies provide teachers and administration with vivid illustrations of how the RTI process can be implemented to support all children’s learning."

Michelle Barnea, Early Childhood Consultant

"Shores and Chester offer clear instructions and sage advice that will fast-forward the widespread adoption of RTI, ultimately providing ALL of our children with better chances for academic success."

Jim Grant, Educational Consultant, Author
Staff Development for Educators
Key features

The book progresses from an overview of RTI and its application to school improvement to a detailed description of Tiers 1, 2, and 3 of a 3-tiered RTI pyramid. Each chapter contains various tools for highlighting important information and raising questions for the reader. These include:

  • Reflective questions designed to ask the reader to apply the information to their own situation
  • Charts, figures and diagrams to illustrate points throughout each chapter
  • Guidelines for implementation of suggestions at the district and school level
  • Parent application questions – focusing the information to the parent perspective, giving suggestions for parent communication

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1: Creating a Vision and Framework


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