A Comprehensive RTI Model

Author: Cara Shores
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412962951
Format: PDF, Docs
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Featuring interactive exercises and user-friendly tools, this research-based guide helps educators leverage resources and build teams to improve student behavior and academic achievement schoolwide.

Response to Intervention and Continuous School Improvement

Author: Victoria L. Bernhardt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 135197713X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Experts Bernhardt and Hébert's latest book demonstrates strategies to ensure your entire staff works together to design, implement, monitor, and evaluate a schoolwide prevention system with integrity and fidelity. Each step in this important resource is designed to help administrators, teachers, and other educators improve the learning of every student by implementing Response to Intervention (RtI) as part of a continuous school improvement process. This second edition spotlights the "Five Stages of RtI Implementation" and is complemented by the robust online RtI Implementation Guide, which includes more than 30 downloadable templates, examples, and other files to help schools start their journey of establishing a successful system. By applying the authors' insightful guidance in Response to Intervention (RtI) and Continuous School Improvement (CSI), you'll be able to redesign your general and special education programs to put your school on a path toward improvement!

Integrated Multi Tiered Systems of Support

Author: Kent McIntosh
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462524745
Format: PDF, ePub
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Many schools have implemented academic response to intervention (RTI) and schoolwide positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) as separate initiatives. This book provides keys to making these programs more effective, seamless, efficient, and sustainable by combining them into a single multi-tiered system of support (MTSS). Steps and strategies are outlined for integrating data structures, practices, teams, and district systems. Contributing authors present detailed case examples of successful MTSS implementation in three states. In a large-size format with lay-flat binding, the book features 27 reproducible checklists and evaluation tools. Purchasers get access to a companion website where they can download and print the reproducible materials plus other helpful resources. This book is in The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series, edited by T. Chris Riley-Tillman.

Handbook of Response to Intervention

Author: Shane R. Jimerson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387490531
Format: PDF, ePub
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Until now, practitioners have had access to few detailed descriptions of RTI methods and the effective role they can play in special education. The Handbook of Response to Intervention fills this critical information gap. In this comprehensive volume, more than 90 expert scholars and practitioners provide a guide to the essentials of RTI assessment and identification as well as research-based interventions for improving students’ reading, writing, oral, and math skills.

Making RTI Work

Author: Wayne Sailor
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470615567
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Offers best practices for implementing RTI at the school-wide level-to ensure success for all learners Response-to-Intervention is now mandated at schools across the country. While there are a handful of books offering tips on implementation, schools are still struggling to find the best approaches. This book, from a prominent RTI researcher, explains how the most successful schools using RTI manage the process. Sailor offers best practices for implementing RTI not only at the classroom level, but also at the school-wide and district-wide levels, to ensure no student falls through the cracks and schools fulfill the promise of RTI. Offers clear guidance on implementing Response-to-Intervention effectively Reveals the framework used by the most successful schools using RTI Includes information on applying RTI for behavioral problems as well as academic challenges Contains illustrative examples of how the approach is applied at all levels, from individual student to school-wide and district-wide Written by a top researcher in the field of Response-to Intervention

Implementing Response to Intervention at the School District and State Levels

Author: Dr. Howie Knoff
Publisher: Project ACHIEVE Press
ISBN: 0979656478
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Improving Reading Comprehension of Middle and High School Students

Author: Kristi L. Santi
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319147358
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This volume focuses on our understanding of the reading comprehension of adolescents in a high stakes academic environment. Leading researchers share their most current research on each issue, covering theory and empirical research from a range of specializations, including various content areas, English language learners, students with disabilities, and reading assessment. Topics discussed include: cognitive models of reading comprehension and how they relate to typical or atypical development of reading comprehension, reading in history classes, comprehension of densely worded and symbolic mathematical texts, understanding causality in science texts, the more rigorous comprehension standards in English language arts classes, balancing the practical and measurement constraints of the assessment of reading comprehension, understanding the needs and challenges of English language learners and students in special education with respect to the various content areas discussed in this book. This book is of interest to researchers in literacy and educational psychology as well as curriculum developers.

Ecobehavioral Consultation in Schools

Author: Steven W. Lee
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135849757
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Ecobehavioral Consultation in Schools is a practical, theory-based text that advances the practice of ecobehavioral consultation (EBC) and teaches consultants how to develop their own successful practice. It includes examples of what the consultant could say at each step of the process, over 30 easy-to-use forms, and more than 60 interventions available for download on the book’s website. In addition, the explication of EBC theory helps the reader to better understand the "big picture" of each problem, going well beyond a strict behavioral approach to understand family, social, cultural, historical, and internal influences. Ecobehavioral Consultation in Schools is the perfect companion for students in consultation-training programs such as special education, school psychology, school counseling, school social work, or for any other school professional interested in working collaboratively with teachers and parents.