RtI Leadership Retreat. September 16-17 Fairmont Hot Springs. Ground Rules. Mini presentations Discussion periods Signal Come back together Technology consideration for others—put the people here first. Objectives for the Retreat. Create a network of support
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Our results indicate that the manner in which elementary and high school principals govern the school, build strong school climate, and organize and monitor the school’s instructional program are important predictors of academic achievement.
Ronald Heck and George Marcoulides,
“Principal Leadership Behaviors and School Achievement” NASSP Bulletin
Transformational leader/change agent
“Balancing a sense of urgency with a sense of nurturing.” Tricia McKale-Skyles
One primary task for principals, perhaps the primary task, is to design opportunities for teachers to engage in professional learning that has an unmistakable impact on the way they teach and the way students learn.
Jim Knight, Unmistakable Impact
Going on a trip
Student performance is determined by the quality of the primary instruction and interventions we deliver – never by demographics
Schools and teachers must be held accountability for student learning
Instructional planning and delivery should be driven by student assessment data
Our expectations for student performance should be dependent on a student’s response to intervention using frequent data to graph performance
It is OK to provide differential service across studentsRtI Core Beliefs
Beliefs vs. Behaviors
What needs to be in place for change to occur
The practical things a leadership team does
Time is the
Schools with chronically weak relational trust have virtually
for improvement in either reading or math.
Bryk and Schneider, 2004
Demonstrate your commitment to the implementation of RtI
MCCS Domains at-a-glance
MCCS for Mathematical Practices at a Glance
MCCS Shifts in Mathematics
MCCS Mathematical Practices and Content
Agenda—set a purpose primary instruction and interventions we deliver – never by demographics
Involve the team in the planning, preparation, and execution
Making decision vs. informational
Keep focusedEffectively Running Meetings
Progress monitoring primary instruction and interventions we deliver – never by demographics
Mastery-based program assessments
End of selection tests
End of unit tests
Semester testsFormative vs. Summative
Evaluates effectiveness of instruction
Choosing the right product primary instruction and interventions we deliver – never by demographics
What do you want to know?
What data will you get
Consider the assessments you currently have in place
Yearly Progress Pro
Star Math/Star Reading
Path Driver for MathBenchmarking/Progress Monitoring
Recognizing where you are now primary instruction and interventions we deliver – never by demographics
All students in your school are part of your RtI system
Why do we test?
Where you can go within an RtI model of school improvement?
Qualification systemSpecial Education/Title I
Critical pieces to implementation
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