Following the user-friendly Essentials series format, Essentials of Response to Intervention provides a conciseoverview of the essentials of Response to Intervention program(RTI), psychometric assessment issues of RTI, and guidelines forsuccessful implementation. Written by two RTI experts, thisguidebook is vital for educators and administrators interested inthe fundamentals of RTI.
Amanda M. VanDerHeyden, PhD, has authored over fifty relatedarticles and book chapters and has worked as a national trainer andconsultant assisting school districts with implementation of RTImodels. Dr. VanDerHeyden received the Lightner Witmer Early CareerContributions Award from Division 16 (School Psychology) of theAmerican Psychological Association in recognition of herscholarship on early intervention, RTI, and models of databaseddecision-making in schools. Matthew K. Burns, PhD, is an Associate Professor ofEducational Psychology and Coordinator of the School PsychologyProgram at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Burns is currently theEditor of Assessment for Effective Intervention and EditorElect of School Psychology Review. He has published multiplebooks about Response to Intervention and has assisted in theimplementation of RTI with dozens of school districts across manystates. Dr. Burns coedited The Handbook of Response toIntervention 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