This helpful guide outlines direct, clear, and practical strategies for simultaneously implementing DI and RTI. Included are in-class assessment strategies, sample lessons, and troubleshooting tips.
Chapter 4: Tier 1—Curriculum and Instruction
Tier 1—Curriculum and Instruction
Strong, research-based programs are essential—but so is strong, quality instruction. Neither stands on its own.
Quality Core Curriculum
One of the major premises of Response to Instruction/Intervention (RTI) is the need for a quality core curriculum to be solidly in place. One of the foundational principles of differentiated instruction (DI) is that the process starts with the standards. Both practices expect the curriculum to have a leading role in effectively meeting students' needs. It is less important which curriculum is used and more important that it has been developed with elements of systematic progression, grade-appropriate expectations, and clear, measureable outcomes. In both practices, reflection back onto the standards is essential. Many commercial programs and textbooks will provide resources to address ...