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ERIC Number: ED534274
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 139
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1249-5299-4
Response to Intervention (RtI) in Secondary Schools: A Comparison of the RtI Service Delivery Model
Epler-Brooks, Pam L.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Capella University
This qualitative, collective case study researched how the Response to Intervention (RtI) service delivery model was used within the secondary educational environment in two Ohio schools. Areas researched included the type of professional development used to introduce and sustain RtI, the amount of administrative support, the use of universal screenings, the type of data collected, and the instructional strategies used at each tier. Three teachers and one school counselor were interviewed using open-ended questions, classroom observations were conducted, and state and student report cards were evaluated for this study. The population included a rural school with approximately 750 students in Grades 7-12 and a suburban school with 1,450 students in Grades 9-12. Both schools scored excellent on their state report card for the 2009-2010 school year, and each school used a four-tiered model of RtI. The findings concluded that at both schools, Tier I interventions were conducted within the regular classroom by the general education teacher, and Tier IV interventions were used for special education services. For Tier II, in one school, the general education teachers attempted different interventions, while at the other school, content area teachers provided tutoring through a special study hall. For Tier III, at one school, the students were sent to a reading specialist, while at the other school, students received tutoring assistance in the content areas and with study skills. For the two schools researched, the RtI service delivery model was successful. This research implies that RtI can be used within the secondary educational learning environment but that each school is going to have to look at its resources and devise a plan that best fits the school or school district. This research also implies that more studies need to be done on this topic to determine whether RtI can make a difference in closing the achievement gap. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio