Making RTI Work How Smart Schools Are Reforming Education Through Schoolwide Response-to-Intervention

ISBN-10: 0470193212
ISBN-13: 9780470193211
Edition: 2009
Authors: Sailor
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Description: Offers best practices for implementing RTI at the school-wide level-to ensure success for all learnersResponse-to-Intervention is now mandated at schools across the country. While there are a handful of books offering tips on implementation, schools  More...

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List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 12/11/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Offers best practices for implementing RTI at the school-wide level-to ensure success for all learnersResponse-to-Intervention is now mandated at schools across the country. While there are a handful of books offering tips on implementation, schools are still struggling to find the best approaches. This book, from a prominent RTI researcher, explains how the most successful schools using RTI manage the process. Sailor offers best practices for implementing RTI not only at the classroom level, but also at the school-wide and district-wide levels, to ensure no student falls through the cracks and schools fulfill the promise of RTI. Offers clear guidance on implementing Response-to-Intervention effectively Reveals the framework used by the most successful schools using RTI Includes information on applying RTI for behavioral problems as well as academic challenges Contains illustrative examples of how the approach is applied at all levels, from individual student to school-wide and district-wide Written by a top researcher in the field of Response-to Intervention

Figures and Tables
Foreword
Acknowledgments
The Author
Preface
The Origin and Design of Schoolwide RTI
Defining RTI
Features of RTI
Standard Protocol RTI
Schoolwide RTI
Evolving Definitions of RTI
Standard Protocol Definitions
Combined Standard Protocol and Problem-Solving Definitions
Schoolwide Definitions
Comprehensive Schoolwide RTI
To Sum Up
Schoolwide RTI: Why Does It Matter?
The Frame of Disability
RTI as a Potential Frame for Education Policy
A Focus on literacy
A Shifting Perspective
RTI as a Basis for Education Policy
Prevention
Problem Identification
Interventions
Accountability
A Focus on Sociobehavioral Factors
RTI and Academic Progress
Transdisciplinary Problem-Solving Teams
Decision Rules for Selecting Interventions
To Sum Up
The Social-Behavioral Side of RTI
School Discipline
The Tactic of Exclusion
The Tactic of Inclusion
Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support
Understanding SWPBS
Evidence-Based Practice
Practical, Multicomponent Interventions
Lifestyle Outcomes
Sustainable Systems Change
To Sum Up
How Schoolwide RTI Works
Universal Screening for Prevention
Determining Success Criteria
Behavioral Screening Under RTI
School-Based Screeners for Behavioral Risk
Internalizers or Externalizers
Standardized Screeners for Behavioral Risk
Systematic Screening for Behavioral Disorders
Academic Screening Under RTI
Universal Academic Screening
Screening Accuracy and Efficiency
Normative and Criterion-Referenced Screeners
Curriculum Based Measures
Universal CBM
DIBELS, AIMSweb, and iSTEEP
Advantages of Universal CBM Screening for Teachers
Combining Results of Behavioral and Academic Screening Under RTI
RTI Team Processes and Coaches
RTI and School Teams
Coaches
To Sum Up
Progress Monitoring to Measure Success
Educational Accountability
Types of Assessment for Progress Monitoring
Proximal Versus Distal Assessments
Formative Versus Summative Assessments
Categorical Versus Aggregate Assessments
Behavioral Progress Monitoring
Direct Measures of Problem Behavior
Level 3 Progress Monitoring for Behavior
Wraparound and SIMEO
Academic Progress Monitoring
Level 1 Progress Monitoring
Level 2 Progress Monitoring
Level 3 Progress Monitoring
RTI and the Organization of Service and Supports
To Sum Up
Sustaining RTI Through School Reform
Challenges Confronting Schoolwide RTI
Silos Revisited
Human Capital
Professional Development
School Reform as a Context for RTI
Comprehensive School Reform Demonstration Project
A Universal Design for Learning
The Schoolwide Applications Model
Fidelity of Implementation
SAM Fidelity Assessment Tool
Scaling Up School Reform
Moving Schoolwide RTI to Scale in a District
Action Planning in Schoolwide RTI
Program Evaluation
Structural Elements of SAM
A Model for Technical Assistance
District and Site Leadership Teams
To Sum Up
Seeing RTI in Action
How RTI Looks at the Schoolwide Level
Critical Features of Schoolwide RTI
RTI and the Achievement Gap
Student Motivation
School-Based Video
Leadership and Structure of the RTI School
Distributed Leadership
Leadership Teams
Madison Elementary School
Screening at Madison
Building-Level Versus State-Level Assessments
Reading Interventions
Fidelity of Intervention
Professional Development
Scheduling
Reflections on Madison Elementary School's RTI
Coaching and Collaborative Teaching
Coaching
Collaborative Teaching
To Sum Up
How RTI Looks at the Districtwide Level
Scaling Up in the District
Creating Some Fanfare
Policy Analysis
Engaging the Board of Education
Managing Publicity
Getting Started in the District: Selecting Schools
Clusters and Cohorts
Leadership Qualities
Manageable Cohorts
Professional Development
Capacity Building
RTI in the Louisiana Recovery School District, New Orleans
RTI Team
Progress Monitoring
Level 1 Interventions
Level 2 Interventions
Level 3 Interventions
The Role of Special Education
Reflections on the Recovery School District
To Sum Up
How RTI Looks at the Statewide Level
Federal Policy and RTI
Kansas Multi-Tiered System of Support
Colorado Multi-Tiered Model of Intervention and Instruction
New Hampshire Responds Model
State Request for Application
Components of New Hampshire Responds
To Sum Up
Conclusion: The Shape of Schools to Come
No Child Left Behind and Adequate Yearly Progress
A Privatization Agenda?
Response to Intervention
Three Facets of Teaching
Science
Relationships
Inspiration
A Framework, Not a Magic Bullet
RTI for the Endangered School
Capacity Building and Sustainability
Leadership
Stability
Capacity
Potential Traps in Implementing RTI
Multilevel Sets of Interventions
Screening
Progress Monitoring
Interventions
Fidelity
The Undeniable Thrill of Success
To Sum Up
Sources, References, and Additional Resources
Index

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