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Written in a practical format with lesson plans and examples, this book gives middle school teachers a streamlined strategy for merging differentiated instruction and RTI.

Tier 1—Assessment
Tier 1—Assessment

The everyday information a teacher collects form[s] the backbone of student growth.

(Gregory & Kuzmich, 2004, p. 10)
What Types of Assessment Results Do We Examine?

In Tier 1, assessment data are examined in many ways. The data paint the picture, tell the story, and create the plans for the future. The examination of data in Tier 1 is no less detailed than in the other Tiers. It is the perspective that is different. At Tier 1, data are looked at through a wider lens. At this stage, questions and investigations involve the whole school, the whole grade level, and the whole class. This wide-angle lens helps to identify areas of needs. Looking at data in Tier 1 also focuses on individual students and their ...

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