Jumpstart RTI: Using RTI in Your Elementary School Right Now
By: Susan L. Hall (author)Paperback
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Susan L. Hall asserts that an educator's job is not done until a school's RTI practices result in at least 95 percent of its students reading at benchmark levels. This book's research-based strategies will get you started on the road to those results quickly, efficiently, and successfully. Included are case studies, delivery models, practical tools, reproducibles, analysis worksheets, and forms that can be downloaded from a secure website. This compact guide provides step-by-step instructions for: - Effectively implementing RTI for all students - Integrating curricular-based measures in program development - Measuring RTI's impact on student learning RTI is useful for many purposes beyond determining special education qualification. It offers schools a unique opportunity to identify, measure, and improve all students' reading skills. Because improving student reading is what really matters, this book's focus is consistently riveted to achieving success. Jumpstart RTI shows how to make it happen.
Susan L. Hall is founder and president of the 95 Percent Group Inc., which focuses on early childhood reading education and small-group intervention to give 95% of kindergarten through third grade students the opportunity to read at or above their grade level. A frequent speaker and lecturer, she also serves on the advisory board of the Neuhaus Education Center. Hall is a member of the Reading First Review Panel for state grant proposals and is also a Sopris West certified trainer for DIBELS (Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills) and LETRS(R) (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling). She is the author of I've DIBEL'd, Now What?, and a co-author with Louisa C. Moats of two books, Straight Talk About Reading and Parenting a Struggling Reader. Hall earned her bachelor's degree at Lawrence University, her master's degree from Harvard University, and her doctorate of education from National-Louis University.
Publisher's Acknowledgments About the Author Introduction Why This Book Is Needed Overview of the Contents 1. Ninety-five Percent of Students at Benchmark Is Achievable: A District Example New Approach What Level of Success Is Possible? Professional Development Next Steps Conclusion 2. Getting Ready Motivating Staff: ?Call to Action? Build Buy-In Create the RTI Team Planning Period Conclusion 3. Getting Started Create an Assessment Plan Select a Delivery Model Add Intervention Blocks Year 1: First Half Conclusion 4. Analyzing Data and Forming Groups Curriculum-Based Assessment Diagnostic Assessment Progress Monitoring Regrouping Cycle Systems to Manage the Data Year 1: Second Half Conclusion 5. Delivering Effective Intervention Instruction Characteristics of Effective Intervention Instruction Other Considerations Intervention Materials and Programs Conclusion 6. Initiating a Problem-Solving Process Grade-Level Team Meetings Problem-Solving Meetings RTI Team Meetings Conclusion 7. Referring a Student for Special Education Testing RTI and Special Education Change in Role of Special Education Staff Communication With Parents Conclusion Bibliography Index
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