Pyramid Response to Intervention RTI, Professional Learning Communities, and How to Respond When Kids Don't Learn

ISBN-10: 1934009334

ISBN-13: 9781934009338

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Authors: Austin Buffum, Mike Mattos, Chris Weber

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Pyramid Response to Intervention uses accessible language and compelling stories to show how response to intervention (RTI) is most effective when implemented by a professional learning community (PLC). The authors translate formal legal mandates into a clear picture of how to create three-tiered pyramid response to interventions (PRTI) to close gaps in student learning and resolve behavioral problems. Readers will learn: How RTI blurs the boundaries between regular and special education to create a unified system that serves all students, regardless of labels, The two accepted systems for implementing RTI and models of RTI at work in real schools, How the three big ideas of a PLC-a focus on learning, a collaborative culture, and a focus on results-make PLC and RTI natural partners, The characteristics of effective interventions, The central importance of building a strong core program, How to create effective supplements to the core program, When to apply intensive interventions, How behavioral interventions fit into a PRTI system, The keys to legal compliance and stakeholder support, The role of leadership in creating, monitoring, and sustaining a pyramid response to intervention. Over a dozen reproducible activities will guide teams in evaluating their current system, building strong interventions, and creating a successful and compliant pyramid response to intervention. Book jacket.
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List price: $29.95
Publisher: Solution Tree
Publication date: 2/10/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144

About the Authors
What Is Pyramid Response to Intervention?
Response to Intervention (RTI)
Pyramid of Interventions (POI)
A Vision of the Future
Pyramid Response to Intervention (PRTI)
The Right Work at the Right Time
Learning by Doing
The Facts About RTI
What Is RTI?
The Early History of RTI
IDEA 1997 and IDEIA 2004
Why Now?
Growing Support for RTI
Rejection of the Discrepancy Model
A Systematic Response
RTI Models
Two Systems of Implementation
The Protocol System
The Problem-Solving System
Implementing and Monitoring an RTI System
RTI in Pioneering Schools
The HAEA Model
The Washington Model
A New Way of Educating All Children
A Unified Approach
Laying the Foundation: A Professional Learning Community
Reculturing Your School
A Focus on Learning
A Collaborative Culture
A Focus on Results
Assessing Your Current Reality
Identify Under-Represented Students
Find Resources
Next Steps
Learning CPR
An Appropriate Response to Learning Emergencies
Administered by Trained Professionals
Traditional Responses to Learning Emergencies
Individual Teacher Response
Remedial Classes
Summer School
Alternative and Special Education
Doing Nothing
Tier 1: The Core Program
Strengthening the Core Program
Differentiate Instruction
Determine Power Standards
Analyze Assessment Data
Ensure Quality Teaching and Focused Staff Development
Maximize Instructional Time
Use Programs With Fidelity
Tier 1 in Elementary Schools
Tier 1 in Middle Schools
Tier 1 in High Schools
Upgrading the Core Program
Set High Expectations
Focus on Instructional Priorities
Diagnose and Prescribe
Tier 2: The Supplemental Level
Creating Effective Supplements to the Core Program
Support Intentional Nonlearners
Support Failed Learners
Targeting Interventions
Identify and Place Students
Tier 2 in Elementary Schools
Tier 2 in Secondary Schools
What If Tier 2 Interventions Are Not Working?
Tier 3: The Intensive Level
Using the Right Intensive Interventions at the Right Time
The FCRR: A Source for Tier 3 Interventions
Tier 3 in Elementary Schools
Tier 3 in High Schools
The Role of Behavioral Interventions
Behavior and Academic Achievement
Supporting Positive Student Behavior
Identify and Model Positive Behaviors
Gather Data on Adherence
Tier 1 Interventions
Tier 2 Interventions
Tier 3 Interventions
Behavioral Interventions in Secondary School
Tier 1
Tier 2
Tier 3
Meeting Legal Requirements
Keys to Compliance
Develop a Systematic Progress-Monitoring Plan
Keep Careful Records
Utilize Research-Based Programs
Change Tiers When Appropriate
Refer for Formal Evaluation
Meet Periodically With All Stakeholders
Making the Commitment to Go From Good to Great
Putting It All Together
Avoiding Pitfalls
Counterproductive Grading Practices
Failure to Communicate Program Goals and Procedures to Students and Parents
Lack of Program Evaluation
Leadership Matters
Success Stories
R. H. Dana Elementary School
Pioneer Middle School
Whittier Union High School District
Rising to the Challenge
Epilogue: A Moral Responsibility
How Do Our School's Current Practices Align With the Essential Elements of RTI?
How Will Our School Respond to Key RTI Questions?
What Elements of RTI Are Present in the Pioneering Models?
Creating a PLC Foundation
Creating a Learning Mission
Identifying Essential Standards
Sample Essential Standards: Algebra I
Sample Essential Standards: U.S. History
Unpacking the Standards
Common Formative Assessments (CFAs)
Common Assessment Desired Outcomes
Who Are Our Under-Represented Students?
What Are Our Human and Fiscal Resources?
Evaluating Our Current Interventions
What Is Our Tier 1 Core Program?
What Are Our Tier 2 Supplemental Interventions?
What Are Our Tier 3 Intensive Interventions?
What Are Our Behavioral Interventions?
Functional Behavior Analysis Protocol
How Will We Coordinate, Document, and Communicate About Our PRTI?
PRTI Critical Steps to Success
PRTI Essential Standard Plan
Essential Standard Plan
Creating a PRTI
Sample Individualized Learning Plan (ILP)
References and Resources
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