With guidelines for developing action plans, this resource provides a step-by-step approach to implementing Response to Intervention as a powerful schoolwide improvement process.

Determining Appropriate Research-Based Interventions

Determining appropriate research-based interventions

A new phenomenon is occurring in education in which the “art” of teaching is becoming the “science” of teaching (Marzano, Pickering, & Pollock, 2001). Teaching should not just be about the fun and creative activities—it should also be about the planned systematic research approach that increases learning. We believe that school improvement efforts should be based not solely on intuition, but rather on experience and research-based practices. At the core of effective teaching is the classroom teacher. In fact, recent research on teaching shows that the most important factor affecting student achievement is the classroom teacher (Wright, Horn, & Sanders, 1997). For this reason, in this chapter we will focus on specific research-based strategies that teachers can implement ...

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