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.
Chapter 2: Progressing with Progress Monitoring
Progressing with Progress Monitoring
Peter is a seven-year-old boy in second grade, in a class of 22 students. He is described by his teacher, Ms. Rodriguez, as a “typical second grader, but with some reading difficulties.” During kindergarten screening, Peter was flagged for knowing a limited number of letter sounds in the alphabet. As kindergarten progressed, he made gains but never made it to mastery for kindergarten-level phonemic awareness and phonics skills. While he loved looking at books and talking about what he saw, Peter was unable to move into reading more than one- to two-word phrases.
Throughout first grade, Peter read consistently below grade-level expectations within guided reading, always several levels below his peers in regard to leveled texts. His ...