ERIC Number: EJ809518
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
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Guiding RTI System Implementation: The Oregon Experience
Putnam, David L., Jr.
School Administrator, v65 n8 p14 Sep 2008
In this article, the author describes the factors that made their response to intervention (RTI) project in Oregon successful. Primarily, these include school-based factors such as the initial collective skill and knowledge in a district, the degree to which the foundations of a multi-tiered instructional model and data-based decision making are in place and the educational belief system of the stakeholders. In addition, context factors such as district size and setting make a difference. The variable with the single greatest impact, however, and one that can override everything else is focused and sustained leadership from building- and district-level administrators. In the author's district in Portland, Oregon, the superintendent's involvement has had a significant impact.
Descriptors: Intervention, Superintendents, School District Size, Administrators, Leadership, Credibility, Academic Achievement, Principals
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Oregon