Featuring real-world examples and instructional strategies for Grades 6–12, this research-based book provides the guidance secondary administrators need to implement RTI and improve student outcomes.

Implementation and Continuous Improvement

Implementation and continuous improvement


Congratulations! You have committed to beginning the process of RTI implementation. You now probably have three important questions:

  • How and where do you start?
  • How will you know if you are proceeding in a manner supportive of successful implementation?
  • How do you know whether your efforts are successful?

This is the order in which many practitioners will ask these questions. In this chapter, however, we offer a process for implementation and continuous improvement that draws on the use of a backwards planning approach (Wiggins & McTighe, 2007). The goal is to provide a process through which schools can assess the integrity of RTI implementation—that is, are we implementing it in the way in which it was intended? Answering this ...

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