RTI Assessment Essentials for Struggling Learners

RTI Assessment Essentials for Struggling Learners

By: John J. Hoover (author)Hardback

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'This book uses a practical approach to early intervention for struggling learners, while keeping in mind the cultural and linguistic considerations for English language learners. Applying the RTI strategies in this book takes the guesswork out of educating students and reduces referrals to special education due to lack of instruction.'uRobert Raymond, Senior School Improvement Instruction SpecialistOffice of Special Education Initiatives, New York City Department of EducationAssess students accurately to make informed instructional and eligibility decisions!Effective and ongoing assessment processes are crucial for making important decisions about the education of at-risk and struggling students. This practical book presents Ku12 educators with a comprehensive overview of the three primary types of assessment within multitiered Response to Intervention (RTI) models: universal screening, progress monitoring, and diagnostic assessment for special education. This resource establishes the foundation for assessment in RTI and provides practical suggestions for implementing universal screening and progress monitoring to make informed instructional decisions. The author identifies the role of RTI in determining student eligibility for special education services and discusses effective assessment decision-making processes, including roles and responsibilities of different team members. This book also:Provides detailed coverage of specific assessment methods and practices, including Curriculum-Based MeasurementAddresses important topics related to RTI, including fidelity of implementationPresents RTI assessment needs of culturally and linguistically diverse learners Includes tables, figures, and reproducible forms and PowerPoint slides to facilitate training and implementationRTI Assessment Essentials for Struggling Learners is a valuable guide for members of RTI teams looking to expand their expertise in meeting the needs of all students.

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About Author

John J. Hoover is Associate Professor of Research at the University of Colorado Boulder and a former K-12 special educator, teaching diverse students representing multiple languages and cultures in western, southwestern, and mid-western states. He earned a BA in Elementary and Special Education (Intellectual Disabilities), an MA in Learning Disabilities and Emotional Disorders with an emphasis in Reading, and a PhD in Curriculum specializing in Special Education. His research agenda for the past two decades has focused on the topic of culturally and linguistically responsive special education referral and assessment of English language and other diverse learners. He is currently PI on three, multi-year grant funded projects addressing ELs and multi-tiered supports, special education referral and assessment of culturally and linguistically diverse learners, and graduate level teacher preparation for teaching English language and other diverse learners with and without disabilities. Select recent or in-development coauthored/coedited books include: IEPs for ELLs, And other diverse learners (In Development, Corwin), Linking assessment to instruction: Selecting reading, writing and mathematics interventions (Pearson); Differentiating learning differences from learning and behavioral disabilities: Teaching diverse learners through multi-tiered response to intervention (Allyn & Bacon); and Methods for teaching culturally and linguistically diverse exceptional learners (Pearson Merrill). He also is co-author of a nationally normed reading test, Early Reading Assessment (Pro-Ed), and of a research-based educator self-assessment and professional development tool, Core ESL Instructional Practices (CEIP) Guide. Recent referred journal publications include: Increasing usage of ESL instructional practices in a rural county elementary school, Rural Educator (In press); Culturally responsive special education referrals of English learners in one rural county school district: Pilot project, Rural Special Education Quarterly (In press), and Reducing unnecessary referrals: Guidelines for teachers of diverse learners, Teaching Exceptional Children (2012).


List of Forms Acknowledgments About the Author Introduction Assessment Perspective in Today's Instructional Environment Part I. Foundation of Assessment in Multi-Tier Response to Intervention 1. Overview of Multi-Tiered Response to Intervention for Struggling Learners 2. Continuum of Assessment in Multi-Tiered Response to Intervention 3. Ecological Framework Within Multi-Tiered Response to Intervention Part II. Implementing Effective Multi-Tiered RTI Assessment 4. Fidelity of Assessment Implementation 5. Evidence-Based Assessment and Assessment Accommodations 6. RTI Assessment and Special Education Part III. Making Effective Multi-Tiered RTI Assessment Decisions 7. Assessment Decision-Making Process in Multi-Tiered RTI 8. Reducing Misinterpretations of Learning Differences as Disabilities in Assessment 9. Future Challenges in Implementing Multi-Tiered Instructional Assessment for Struggling Learners Appendix: PowerPoint Presentation: Assessment Essentials in Multi-Tiered Response to Intervention: Overview of Key Concepts References Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 10/02/2009
  • ISBN13: 9781412969536
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 200
  • ID: 9781412969536
  • weight: 771
  • ISBN10: 1412969530

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