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ERIC Number: EJ1037909
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-1053-4512
A Blueprint for Effectively Using RTI Intervention Block Time
Higgins Averill, Orla; Baker, Diana; Rinaldi, Claudia
Intervention in School and Clinic, v50 n1 p29-38 Sep 2014
Many schools have adopted schoolwide intervention blocks as a component of response-to-intervention (RTI) implementation to ensure that students who need intervention are receiving it. However, virtually no peer-reviewed guidance exists for helping teachers manage this time effectively. This article presents a blueprint for organizing intervention block time so that all students benefit. Teachers and principals should consider (a) identifying appropriate assessment and intervention resources, (b) determining professional development needs to improve capacity for intervention delivery, (c) using personnel resources in the most effective way, (d) structuring the time to deliver interventions and engage students who are not receiving intervention, and (e) optimizing the physical space available to deliver interventions. Specific planning considerations are outlined and suggestions for monitoring fidelity of implementation are presented.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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IES Cited: ED565630