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This resource provides a definition of RTI, reviews essential RTI components (screening, progress monitoring, the multi-level prevention system, and data-based decision making), and responds to frequently asked questions about implementing RTI. This document lays out four essential components of RTI: a school-wide, multi-level instructional and behavioral system for preventing school failure; screening; progress monitoring; and data-based decision making for instruction, movement within the multi-level system, and disability identification (in accordance with state law).
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This learning module focuses on the steps for establishing a screening process in a school or district and includes an activity to walk through identifying the purpose for screening, assessing the needs and priorities of the school or district, and using these to selecting an appropriate screening tool.
This learning module focuses on the types of assessments that are commonly used within an RTI framework. It differentiates between summative, formative, and diagnostic assessments as well as norm-referenced and criterion-referenced assessments and discusses the primary use for each of these assessments. It also provides a more in depth look at formative assessments, including mastery measures and general outcome measures.
This learning module focuses on the types of decisions that can be made at the district, school, grade/class, and individual level using screening data, the data review process, and how to select cut scores. It provides information, examples, and activities to learn about the types of data analysis that can be conducted to make data-based decisions with screening data at both the individual student level and the system level.
This learning module focuses on developing a basic understanding of response to intervention (RTI) and the essential components of an RTI model. It provides the Centers definition of RTI and an overview of screening, progress monitoring, multi-level prevention system, and data-based decision making.
This learning modules provides a more in depth look at screening and considerations for implementation in a district or school. It provides an overview of the purpose, focus, and timeframe of screening and a demonstration of the screening tools chart.
In this webinar, Dr. John Hosp, Associate Professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of Iowa and member of the Center's technical review committee for screening tools, shares rubrics for evaluating screening and progress tools and describes the process used by the Iowa Department of Education to apply these rubrics.
This webinar, presented by Dr. Heistad, discusses universal screening measures, their use, and how to establish district benchmarks. Real-life examples and resources from schools using universal screening measures were also presented.
In this webinar, Dr. Julie Esparza Brown, Dr. Amanda Sanford, and Erin Lolich focus on improving educational outcomes for English Language Learners (ELLs) through culturally and linguistically responsive implementation of an RTI framework in the area of elementary reading. Specifically, it discusses critical considerations to appropriately utilize screening and progress monitoring data with ELL students to improve reading outcomes by addressing the factors that influence ELL students' academic success. The webinar includes recommendations for the appropriate selection and use of screening and progress monitoring data based on students' unique backgrounds and needs and uses a case study to illustrate these recommendations with a first grade ELL student.
This brief provides a framework for using Response to Intervention (RTI) with students who are English Language Learners (ELLs) from Hispanic backgrounds. It examines the characteristics of these students, defines the RTI process, and then models how students’ linguistic, cultural, and experiential backgrounds can guide appropriate screening, progress monitoring, and goal setting that will help promote English literacy. The brief concludes with a case study that provides specific recommendations for how to apply screening and progress monitoring with ELLs. The accompanying placemat was developed to provide an overview of specific considerations for ELLs when implementing the four essential components of a RTI framework.
Through this module participants will become familiar with the essential components of an RTI framework with a particular focus on universal screening and data-based decision making using screening data. The module covers (1) basic information on screening, (2) assessments used within an RTI framework, and (3) skills needed to use screening data to identify students at risk, to conduct basic data analysis using screening data, and to establish a screening process.
The purpose of this series of screening briefs is to help school practitioners develop a deeper understanding of screening. These briefs cover various topics related to screening practices within an RTI framework so that practitioners will better understand the contextual issues that surround them, and enhance their ability to accurately identify at-risk students using these practices.
The Screening Tools Chart was developed to assist educators and families in becoming informed consumers who can select screening tools that best meet their individual needs. The Center's Technical Review Committee (TRC) on Screening independently established a set of criteria for evaluating the scientific rigor of screening tools. The TRC rated each submitted tool against these criteria but did not compare it to other tools on the chart.
In this webinar, Dr. Allison Gandhi, provides an overview of the screening, progress monitoring, and instructional tools charts, describes the information that they provide, and walks through the process that teams can use when selecting an appropriate tool to support RTI implementation.
In this webinar, Dr. Doug Fuchs, Nicholas Hobbs Professor of Special Education and Human Development and Co-Director of Vanderbilt University's Kennedy Center Reading Clinic, presents a summary of his recent article published in Exceptional Children. Dr. Fuchs details the RTI framework and explains the rationale for next generation RTI practices while summarizing the three aspects of Smart RTI and emphasizing the importance and relevance of tertiary prevention.
This document was developed to help parents and other family members understand the essential components of RTI (screening, progress monitoring, multi-level prevention system, and data-based decision making), ask questions about RTI, and understand how the RTI framework may be used to help their children succeed in school.
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