The Complete Guide to RTI offers a toolbox of strategies, techniques, checklists, etc, as well as technology and print resources, for introducing RTI to educators. Readers gain sufficient foundational and theoretical understanding with regard to why RTI is so revolutionary and from where it has evolved for current use. They benefit from a comprehensive picture of actual implementation experience as they consider putting steps in place for the execution of RTI programs within their schools. The book also offers guidance for analyzing and evaluating their existing models and programs. The book organizes the applications of RTI into the following four areas: (1) foundations of RTI, including its educational and political history as well as its scientific and data-driven approach in both general and special education; presented concisely and clearly so as not to overwhelm practitioners(2) content area applications of RTI, including reading and literacy, mathematics, and positive behavior support(3) the use of technology in teaching RTI skills and applying RTI in classroom settings(4) understanding the concerns of non-professional stakeholders in the introduction of RTI: parents, students and communitiesRather than simply featuring RTI as an effective approach to improving student achievement, this book presents it as a paradigm shift in American schools today that sets the stage for its future role in teacher education and practice.
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Chapter 1. Keynote: Reasons and Resources for Learning Response to Intervention
Chapter 2. Progressing With Progress Monitoring
Chapter 3. The Instructional Support Team (IST): A Foundation of the RTI Process
Chapter 4. Literacy Instruction: Tier 1
Chapter 5. Literacy Intervention: Tiers 2 and 3
Chapter 6. Mathematics Difficulty or Mathematics
Chapter 7. Response to Intervention and Positive Behavior Support
Chapter 8. Emerging Agendas in Collaboration: Working With Families in the RTI Process
Chapter 9. Leadership: The Role of District and School Administrators in Implementing RTI
Chapter 10. Managing Time: RTI in the Middle and High School Master Schedule
Epilogue: Why Implement RTI?
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