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Friday, September 16, 2011

Response To Intervention: Overview/Ideas/Parent Involvement

I want to start by saying that this post looks a bit overwhelming (and it is)
but all the things shared will help in a better understanding of the RTI model and how it can look in our school. I have viewed many resources and I have only included the ones that I feel are important in understanding this model. There are also a few ideas of how to organize and track the data you have for your students in your classroom.

The following videos give an overview of how the RTI model works and how certain aspects of it can be flexible to adjust to individual schools.

Video #1

Video #2- Watch the video on Boulevard Elementary School

Here is an article going a little more in-depth than the videos about RTI. This would be something good to read or discuss during PLC meetings with your grade level!

Parent involvement/communication in the RTI model is crucial. With meetings starting up, the following clip gives an overview of how parents are involved and why this is an important part of the model.

Here is a basic description of the three tiers from one of the above articles:

All children receive Tier 1 instruction, but those children in need of supplemental intervention receive additional instruction at Tier 2 or Tier 3. Tier 2 consists of children who fall below the expected levels of accomplishment (called benchmarks) and are at some risk for academic failure but who are still above levels considered to indicate a high risk for failure. The needs of these students are identified through the assessment process, and instructional programs are delivered that focus on their specific needs. Instruction is provided in smaller groups than Tier 1 is (which would be all children in a teacher's classroom).

Typically, depending on the model of RTI being used, small groups consist of anywhere from about 5 to 8 children. Tier 3 consists of children who are considered to be at high risk for failure and, if not responsive, are considered to be candidates for identification as having special education needs. The groups of students at Tier 3 are of much smaller sizes, ranging from 3 to 5 children, with some models using one-to-one instruction. Here are some links to websites with lesson ideas to use in your classroom when working in small groups:

Acedemic Interventions

Behavior Interventions are some examples in our building of how teachers are keeping up with what they do each day/week with students during PIT stop time. If you need help setting up a system or want me to email the clipboard sheet just let me know!
Ms. Patti has written her students names on an index card and she documents the date and what type of instruction that child received. You want to document what you do with your students that are struggling in Tier I. This is a great way to do that! If you work with a student in a small group, you would briefly write the date and SG. You can see her code at the bottom! Your formative assessments in your classroom is a great tool to use when determining who you pull for small group instruction, one on one, etc... during PIT stop time.

Here is another version of the exact same thing! If you can't see the bottom of this clipboard sheet, the codes include: SM- small group, Man-manipulatives, ET- extended time, EN- enrichment, CG-cooperative grouping, BW- buddy work, M-modeling, Ref- reflection, Pro-Projects, Pre-presentations, HOT- higher order thinking activities

I will be adding more ideas each week! If you have a question please e-mail me or post a comment and we can answer these together! Thanks for your patience with our first round of screening....we have such a great group here at C.C.E.S!

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