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 8: Emerging Agendas in Collaboration: Working with Families in the RTI Process
Emerging Agendas in Collaboration: Working with Families in the RTI Process
Michelle Jackson is the mother of Andrew, a 12-year-old sixth grader. She is meeting with her son's reading teacher, Mary Hess. Andrew is a bright boy with inconsistent academic scores and frequent behavioral referrals. His parents are having him privately evaluated to determine if he has Asperger syndrome (AS), a form of high-functioning autism, which would qualify him for special education services. His WAIS-IV full-scale IQ measured in the above average to superior range, but social skills assessment places him in the fifth percentile of children his age. Along with all students in his class, Andrew has been evaluated as part of ...