Addressing both academic and behavioral challenges, this book offers RTI teams specific steps for conducting comprehensive evaluations of students in tier 3 of the RTI model.

Introduction to RTI and the Case Study Model

Introduction to RTI and the case study model

Response to intervention (RTI) is a school-based system designed to identify and meet children's needs through increasingly more focused and intensive levels (“tiers”) of assessment and intervention. It can be applied to academic, behavioral, and mental health issues. A key principle underlying RTI is the notion that all efforts to evaluate and resolve children's school performance deficits represent “problem solving,” and that such efforts should persist until effective solutions are found. Stanley Deno (2002) defines a problem as a difference between what is (i.e., the child's low score on a measure of math skill), and what is expected (i.e., a score similar to that of the average student, or to ...

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