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ERIC Number: ED529534
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 78
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Response to Intervention Blueprints: School Building Level Edition
Kurns, Sharon; Tilly, W. David
National Association of State Directors of Special Education
Response to Intervention (RtI) is the practice of providing high quality instruction and interventions matched to student need, monitoring progress frequently to make decisions about changes in instruction or goals and applying student response data to important educational decisions. RtI should be applied to decisions in general, remedial and special education, creating a well-integrated system of instruction/intervention guided by student outcome data. The purpose of the "Blueprint documents" is to provide a framework around which implementation of RtI can be built. The "Blueprints" build on a previous definitional and policy document published by NASDSE, "Response to Intervention: Policy Considerations and Implementation" (Batsche, G., Elliott, J., Graden, J., Grimes, J., Kovaleski, J., Prasse, D., et al., 2005). There will be three "Blueprints" in this series: one each at the state, district and building level to guide implementation. These documents were created to provide concrete guidance to implementation sites. The documents are not rigid in their construction. That is, one of the key lessons of large-scale system change is that change must be driven by both principles and practices. The "Blueprints" in many cases specify functions that must be accomplished rather than specific practices that must be adopted. This structure allows implementation sites to tailor their applications by selecting practices consistent with the principles, maintaining the integrity of the model and building buy-in and ownership as they implement. This "School Building Level Blueprint" outlines the components of a school building level strategy to implement RtI district-wide and provide ongoing support to individual sites. Schools will need to assess these components in the context of their own structures and relationships with both their district and state education agencies. (Contains 1 footnote.) [For related report, "Response to Intervention Blueprints: District Level Edition," see ED529535.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE); Council of Administrators of Special Education, Inc.
IES Cited: ED560820