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ERIC Number: ED537132
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
Evidence Based Education Request Desk. EBE #463-A
Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast
Most of the literature on Response to Interventions (RtI) has focused on reading instruction and interventions, but there is a growing literature on RtI focused on math instruction. Recently, there have been several reports on what matters in mathematics instruction and effective math interventions (Slavin & Lake, 2007; Slavin, Lake, & Groff, 2008; What Works Clearinghouse). Yet, there is little that speaks to specific interventions in Tier II. Most authors state that the reason behind this is that very few math interventions are labeled as Tier II interventions, although they are designed for students struggling in mathematics. As in reading, your screening will determine which students need intensive instruction and the type of intervention needed. If there is only a small group of students that needs additional instruction, then you probably won't be looking to change your whole curriculum; you will be looking for supplementary interventions. Once you know what type of intervention you are looking for, then the What Works Clearinghouse and Best Evidence Encyclopedia can provide more details on the effectiveness of the interventions. The table presented is just one example of laying out the interventions you are exploring. It provides your planning team a quick glance at the intervention, related research studies, and its evidence of effectiveness. Another table could point out the features of the interventions for a quick comparison. A list of resources is included.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast (ED)