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Aligned with the NMAP final report and IES practice guide, this resource offers guidelines, intervention strategies, and case studies for designing and implementing RTI in math.
Chapter 4: Mathematics Interventions Overview
Mathematics interventions delivered in an RTI framework can have a positive effect on student learning. It is important to choose appropriate interventions and deliver the interventions wisely in order to have the desired effect. If math interventions are developed and the time is used inappropriately, then RTI will be the failure, not the student. It is our belief that if Tier 2 or 3 intervention time is used for homework or extra independent practice only, then RTI is a waste of time. Moreover, if an ineffective curriculum is selected and/or is taught by an ill-informed or unprepared teacher, then RTI is a waste of time. More accurately, instruction and intervention are not possible.