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.

Problem Analysis

Problem analysis

Problem analysis is a crucial component for assisting students who have not been responsive to interventions implemented at the first two tiers of the RTI process. Information gathered during the problem identification stage is used to generate logical reasons for the problem, which are then translated into hypotheses. In the problem-analysis stage, hypotheses are tested to determine whether they actually reflect the cause of the problem. Accurate hypotheses provide the focus for interventions. The benefits of hypothesis testing are that it (1) ensures an accurate target for remediation, (2) reduces biased decision making, (3) eliminates inappropriate intervention options, and (4) increases the likelihood that interventions will have the desired impact on behavior.

Interventions at Tiers 1 and 2 of the RTI process are ...

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