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.

The Instructional Support Team (IST): A Foundation of the RTI Process

The instructional support team (IST): A foundation of the RTI process
ArleneB.Crandall, ErinE.Ax, and DoloresT.Burton

Ava Howard is a first-grade student at West Elm Elementary School. Ava's current scores on her district's universal screening tool placed her in the bottom tenth percentile compared to other first graders at West Elm. Below is a list of Ava's strengths and weaknesses as reported by her first-grade teacher.


  • Ava has a lot of background knowledge and uses grade-level vocabulary.
  • She knows consonant sounds.
  • She is a sweet girl who responds well to positive reinforcement.
  • She is social and enjoys working with students and adults.
  • She seeks to please people.
  • She can work independently for up to 30 minutes.
  • She is a visual learner and a concrete ...
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