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.



The goal of the case study is to eliminate or reduce the discrepancy between a student's actual and expected performance; intervention is the vehicle through which this is accomplished. At Tiers 1 and 2, students' needs were accommodated through instruction and interventions whose efficacy has been established through research. Students who reach Tier 3 have failed to respond adequately to Tiers 1 and 2, thereby indicating a need for assessment to identify variables that are functionally related to the identified problem. Application of the case study method enables planners to determine variables that should be targeted for intervention; this occurs during problem analysis, discussed in Chapter 5. This chapter will describe factors that are associated with successful intervention and offer recommendations for planning and ...

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