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.

Mathematics Difficulty or Mathematics Disability? RTI and Mathematics

Mathematics difficulty or mathematics disability? RTI and mathematics
DoloresT.Burton and JohnKappenberg

Melissa is a shy, pretty, fifth-grade student with long brown hair and a pleasant smile. Her reading scores are on grade level. She has struggled with mathematics throughout elementary school and avoids answering questions in mathematics class, as she is afraid she has the wrong answers. Mrs. Thomas, her teacher, notices in September that even when Melissa is given more time to do her mathematics word problems, she still cannot complete assignments, and the work that is completed is not correct. Mrs. Thomas knows that more difficult work is yet to come and is concerned that because mathematics is a cumulative subject, Melissa will continue to fall behind ...

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