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Essentials of Response to Intervention provides a concise overview of the essentials of Response to Intervention program (RTI), psychometric assessment issues of RTI, and guidelines for successful implementation. Written by two RTI experts, this guidebook is vital for educators and administrators interested in the fundamentals of RTI.
Amanda M. VanDerHeyden, PhD, has authored over fifty related articles and book chapters and has worked as a national trainer and consultant assisting school districts with implementation of RTI models. Dr. VanDerHeyden received the Lightner Witmer Early Career Contributions Award from Division 16 (School Psychology) of the American Psychological Association in recognition of her scholarship on early intervention, RTI, and models of databased decision-making in schools. Matthew K. Burns, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology and Coordinator of the School Psychology Program at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Burns is currently the Editor of Assessment for Effective Intervention and Editor Elect of School Psychology Review. He has published multiple books about Response to Intervention and has assisted in the implementation of RTI with dozens of school districts across many states. Dr. Burns coedited The Handbook of Response to Intervention with Dr. VanDerHeyden.
Foreword Jim Ysseldyke xi Series Preface xvii Volume Preface xix One Overview of Response to Intervention 1 Two How to Implement RtI 17 Three How to Obtain Meaningful Data for Decision Making: Rethinking Technical Adequacy 37 Four How to Interpret RtI Data 69 Five Evaluating the Research Base for RtI 88 Six Clinical Applications of RtI 105 Seven Case Report Illustrations 115 Appendix A Evaluation of Screening Data Accuracy 135 Appendix B Analysis of Screening Data for Intervention and Prevention Planning 137 Appendix C Troubleshooting Instructional Basics 138 Appendix D Dealing with Potential Sources of Error in RtI Decision Making 140 Appendix E Monitoring Tier 2 Intervention 144 Appendix F Screening Integrity Protocol 145 Authors' Note: ROC 146 References 150 Annotated Bibliography 165 Index 168 About the Authors 181