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

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ISBN-10: 1412966418

ISBN-13: 9781412966412

Edition: 2009

Authors: Cara Shores, Kim Chester

List price: $36.95
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"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 non-responding 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.
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Book details

List price: $36.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 8/14/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Cara Shores began her career as a special education teacher and taught children in both pullout and inclusive classrooms. Shores has trained thousands of teachers and administrators across the United States on practical strategies for inclusion, co-teaching, and increasing achievement for all students through differentiated instruction and RTI. She provides regional and national training for the Council for Exceptional Children. She is co-author of Response to Intervention: A Practical Guide for Every Teacher.nbsp;Shores now serves as the president of Wesley Educational Services. She received her master's degree and educational specialists's degree from the University of West Georgia and has served as student support services coordinator and district director of special education.nbsp;

Kim Chester served as a regular education teacher in an inclusive classroom for many years. During this time, she implemented effective principles of co-teaching and differentiating instruction to meet the diverse needs in her classroom. After her youngest child was born with cerebral palsy, she went back to school to receive her MEd in special education from Kennesaw State University. Currently, she works as a parent mentor in her local school system, as a region AYP consultant, and an educational consultant for Wesley Educational Services. In addition, Chester serves on various committees, including the Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities in Georgia. She enjoys working with students and teachers in classroom settings and�providing practical strategies for raising student achievement through inclusion, co-teaching, differentiated instruction, behavior management, and RTI.

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