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Implementing Response to Intervention : A Principal's Guide - Susan L. Hall

Implementing Response to Intervention

A Principal's Guide

By: Susan L. Hall (Editor)

Paperback Published: 5th February 2008
ISBN: 9781412955072
Number Of Pages: 160

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Learn how to launch RTI successfully and improve student outcomes significantly!

This principal's guide to implementing Response to Intervention (RTI) for elementary and middle school reading emphasizes the critical role administrators play in ensuring RTI success in their schools. The author makes recommendations for putting the RTI process in motion and helps school leaders: 

  • Formulate a comprehensive assessment plan that includes an assessment calendar and a data management system 
  • Design a yearlong staff development plan to train teachers in using data for making instructional decisions 
  • Use data in grade-level, teacher, and parent meetings
  • Motivate staff for optimum success without overwhelming them

Industry Reviews

"As an administrator who has been trained in RTI and is in the second year of implementation, I found the book to be both interesting and informative. I have also told other administrators to keep an eye out for it." -- Jennifer Cruz, Principal
"Clearly outlines a process of how schools can work collaboratively toward creating schoolwide learning environments where effective RTI practices are implemented and data is used to inform instructional decisions about students." -- Alice Hom, Principal
"I loved it! We in the field are in need of this type of book." -- Jill Gildea, Director of Curriculum & Instruction
"Perfect for practitioners who are seeking research-based ways to make the gift of reading available to all students, not just to those who are 'ready.' If you know almost nothing about RTI, this book provides a superb orientation. If you know a little about RTI, you will be an expert by the time you finish the book." -- From the Foreword by Elaine K. McEwan
"Provides a key to what RTI looks like in practice, showing how educators can use it to help students acquire and stay on course with reading skills. College-level education collections and principals need this." -- California Bookwatch, May 2008
"Reading this book is like having a personal coach guiding one through the RTI implementation process. At a time when RTI has become one of the hottest buzz words in education, this book is a user-friendly resource providing education leaders moral support and clear, practical suggestions." -- The School Administrator, June 2008

List of Tables and Figures
About the Author
Lincoln Elementary School: A Case Study of What RTI Looks Like in a School
Evidence of Buy-In
Assessment Procedures
Tiers of Instruction
Data-Driven Decision Making
Why Implement RTI?
What Is Response to Intervention (RTI)?
Eight Core Principles of RTI
Shaping the Initiative
Why RTI Is More Than a Special Education Requirement
History of RTI
Forces Driving RTI
Relationship of RTI to Other Reading Services
Setting the Stage for RTI
Motivating Change
Getting Ready to Launch RTI
Communication Plan
Planning an RTI Initiative
Big Questions: Money, Time, and Results
Delivering Intervention Instruction
Organizing for Intervention Groups
Tiers of Intervention Instruction
Processes for Moving Students Through the System
Using Progress Monitoring Data
The Importance of Progress Monitoring Data
Determining Which Indicators to Progress Monitor
Graphing Rate of Progress
Decisions That Require Progress Monitoring Data
Using Progress Monitoring Data at Meetings
Data Charts That Are a Must for Principals
Effective Models of Professional Development
Designing an Effective Approach to Professional Development
Content of the Professional Development
Delivering Professional Development in Strands
Differentiating the Training Throughout Implementation
Dealing With Reluctant or Resistant Teachers
Sharing Early Success Stories
What the Future Holds for RTI
Three-Tier Model as Descriptive, Not Prescriptive
Appropriate Use of Programs
Future of Special Education Curriculum in Reading
Broadening of RTI Beyond Early Reading
Resources: Sample Administrative RTI Data Notebook
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ISBN: 9781412955072
ISBN-10: 1412955076
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 5th February 2008
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.7  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.34