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ERIC Number: EJ859738
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0599
Pioneering RTI Systems that Work: Social Validity, Collaboration, and Context
Mahdavi, Jennifer N.; Beebe-Frankenberger, Margaret E.
TEACHING Exceptional Children, v42 n2 p64-72 Nov-Dec 2009
Using collaborative teamwork to build unique response-to-intervention (RTI) systems responsive to the needs and strengths within their separate schools and communities, two Montana elementary schools forged a trail for other schools. Each school encountered different obstacles along the way as well as distinctive ways of defining success. How can schools evaluate the "social validity" of a process, and how does this contribute to success? How did the two schools differ in their decisions on how to implement similar interventions? What pitfalls did they encounter, and what lessons did they learn? What role does collaboration play in building sustainable RTI systems that reflect a school's local culture, values, resources, and needs? (Contains 3 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Montana
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001