• Summary
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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 2—Assessment and Problem Solving
Tier 2—Assessment and problem solving

We can no longer implement instruction we believe to be great and cross our fingers and hope for the best. We must identify appropriate strategies the way a physician determines an appropriate prescription. Then we must monitor and continue to measure our actions in terms of effectiveness. There are no more assumptions that what we do will work.

Assessments of Tier 2

Tier 2 is characterized by targeted interventions designed to support or challenge students beyond the core curriculum. Because of that, the interventions are generally focused on the acquisition of specific skills. Being specific, they are not measured through broad measures such as annual standardized tests. In fact, instruments such as normative achievement tests do not often ...

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