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ERIC Number: EJ872631
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0164-775X
It's Not Your Grandmother's School: Leadership Decisions in RTI
Whitelock, Sally
Communique, v38 n5 p1, 26-27 Jan-Feb 2010
As a practicing school psychologist and administrator at Brown International Academy, an inner city elementary school in Denver Public Schools, the author believes that if the RTI model is put into practice, it will greatly impact educational outcomes for all students. Putting RTI into practice is not easy. It requires individuals to think differently and to ask different questions. RTI is not simply about special education; it is about ensuring that students receive quality instruction using research-based interventions prior to being identified as learning disabled. Implementation of RTI is a school reform effort. School leadership teams need to consider four major components when moving to a fully functioning RTI model that meets the needs of all students in the school. School teams must consider school structures and use of teaching resources, implementation of core and intervention curriculums, use of a variety of assessment tools, and facilitation of data driven dialogues. A case study of the RTI model at Brown International Academy is presented.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Colorado