Are you prepared for the RTI evolution?

This comprehensive toolkit will bring you up to speed on why RTI is one of the most important educational initiatives in recent history and sets the stage for its future role in teacher education and practice. The authors demonstrate innovative ways to use RTI to inform instruction and guide curriculum development in inclusive classroom settings. Your RTI implementation team will find strategies, techniques, and checklists for evaluating existing programs and implementing RTI effectively. The text's broad perspective includes:

A concise description of RTI's history and evolution; A leadership framework for school and district administrators; Applications in reading and literacy, mathematics, and behavior support; Guidelines for involving parents, students, and communities

In addition, chapters address progress monitoring, instructional support teams, and creating time for RTI in middle and high schools. The text is supported by online technology links that include video, audio, and print media—everything you need to optimize RTI for the new landscape of 21st-century education.

Introduction

Introduction

Purpose of the Book

The Complete Guide to RTI offers a toolkit of resources for introducing response to intervention (RTI) to professional educators in K–12 schools and to teacher candidates in colleges and universities. A growing library of monographs on the topic is available, which raises the question of why a new book on RTI is needed. The answer lies in recent political developments impacting American schools, in particular, the strong federal recommendation that all schools adopt RTI as part of their general and special education programs:

Consensus reports and empirical syntheses indicate a need for major changes in the approach to identifying children with SLD. Models that incorporate RTI represent a shift in special education toward goals of better achievement and improved behavioral outcomes for ...

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