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  1. School Improvement Overview of Response to Intervention (RTi)

  2. SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT AND THE RTI CONNECTION • Link between schools & central office • School Continuous Improvement Plan • Indistar Indicators: TA01, TA02, TA03 • Identification Process • Tiered, differentiated intervention process • Monitoring progress

  3. WHY RTI? • Early Identification – Intervention vs. remediation • Struggling adolescent learners require support to be successful in middle and high school • Without the proper support – Dropouts • In middle and high – RTI targets academic and behavior support that focuses on skills & content needed to graduate

  4. Warm Up Activity • Write a short paragraph (5 sentences) describing your car, but you can not use the letters R,T, I. • Using your non-dominant hand, write a paragraph about what you did over the weekend. • What made the tasks easy/hard for you?

  5. Components of RTI • Progress Monitoring – Entry/Exit criteria • Screening • Multi Level Prevention -Strategies for achieving academic outcomes and meeting social/behavioral expectations using evidence – based interventions • Data – based decision making and using the results

  6. Important Points to Remember • High Quality Instruction • Research-basedcore instruction • General Ed. classroom instruction to maximum extent • Rigorous direct Instruction at all tiers • Universal Screening – Norm-referenced screening measures • Multiple screenings vs. one time screening or false positives vs. false negatives • Progress monitoring is essential – CBMs • Effective interventions are linked to assessment information • Fidelity - Not an option

  7. Virginia’s Benchmarks • Components include: • Leadership • Organizational Culture and Structure • Monitoring Student Progress • Problem Solving • Curriculum • Instruction • Family & Community Partnerships • Evaluation Plan

  8. Leadership Component • Build Commitment not just Consensus • Give permission and guide the schools • Allocate Resources • Coordinate professional development • Ensure the work gets done

  9. Ready – Aim – Firevs.Ready – Fire - Aim

  10. How it all connects!

  11. Tiered System of Support

  12. Tiers and Interventions

  13. Response to Intervention • Things to remember • It is NOT a program • It is good instruction • Individualized for small groups • Tier I is the CORE instruction • Core Instruction has High Rigor • Progress monitoring for success • Drop Out Prevention

  14. So What is Next? • Schedule changes to support Tiers 2/3 • Collaboration with colleagues • Identify a screening device • Schedule progress monitoring • Data team meetings • Problem solving protocol • Coaching Services

  15. How do we prevent such as situation?