ERIC Number: ED553314
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Reference Count: N/A
RTI: A Practitioner's Guide to Implementing Response to Intervention
Mellard, Daryl F.; Johnson, Evelyn S.
Written by leading special education researchers with the National Research Center on Learning Disabilities and the University of Kansas, this comprehensive yet accessible reference provides administrators with practical guidelines for launching RTI in their schools. Highlighting the powerful role that RTI can play in prevention, early intervention, and determining eligibility for special services, the authors cover the three tiers of RTI, schoolwide screening, progress monitoring, and changes in school structures and individual staff roles. The text includes: Site-based examples and student case studies, A discussion of the challenges to successful implementation, and A section on frequently asked questions. "RTI: A Practitioner's Guide to Implementing Response to Intervention" is an invaluable resource that helps administrators increase the likelihood of success for students at risk and meet the requirements of NCLB, Reading First, and the reauthorization of IDEA 2004. The book begins with a Preface, Acknowledgments, and About the Authors, then continues with nine chapters and subsections: (1) Introduction: What Is RTI?; (2) RTI in the Context of Policy Initiatives; (3) Schoolwide Screening; (4) Progress Monitoring; (5) Tier 1: General Education; (6) Tier 2: Intervention; (7) Tier 3: Special Education; (8) Fidelity of Implementation; and (9) Conclusion. An index is included.
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Guidelines, Learning Disabilities, Prevention, Early Intervention, Screening Tests, Progress Monitoring, Teacher Role, Administrative Organization, At Risk Students, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Educational Policy, Communities of Practice, Special Education, Fidelity, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs
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Publication Type: Book/Product Reviews; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; No Child Left Behind Act 2001