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1 January 2010IDEA Partnership1 Response to Intervention: Basics for families and community members

2 January 2010 IDEA Partnership 2 The IDEA Partnership acknowledges the contributions of cross- stakeholders, including persons representing,  Teachers,  General Education Administrators,  Special Education Administrators,  Related Service Personnel,  Families,  Higher education, and  Technical Assistance Providers who collaborated to create “Introducing Response to Intervention: Basics for families and community members” -and- is deeply grateful for being allowed to adapt again the original presentation created by the AFT, NASP, and NEA in order to provide additional access to all education stakeholders, particularly families and community members.

3 January 2010 IDEA Partnership 3 Session Agenda Foundations and School Improvement Definition Core Principles and Key Practices Example Tiered Model Problem-solving Vision for Implementation

4 January 2010 IDEA Partnership 4 All educators want students to learn. All parents want students to learn. All students want to learn. Belief Statements…

5 Shifts in Teaching and Learning… January 2010 IDEA Partnership 5

6 January 2010 IDEA Partnership 6 National focus Closing achievement gaps Emphasizing high quality, scientifically- based instruction and interventions Holding schools accountable for the progress of all students in meeting grade level standards

7 January 2010 IDEA Partnership 7 Benefits of RTI Student achievement and behavior improve as a result of early intervention Fits within school improvement efforts Assists in appropriate identification of students with disabilities May help reduce disproportionate representation of minority students in special education

8 Response to Intervention is… January 2010 IDEA Partnership 8 High quality instruction Monitoring of student progress Data-based decision-making

9 January 2010 IDEA Partnership 9 Core Principles of RTI All children can learn Early intervening is essential Implementation of a multi-tier model of service delivery Problem-solving guides practice

10 January 2010 IDEA Partnership 10 Key Practices of RTI Using research-based instruction and interventions Monitoring student progress Making decisions based on data Using assessments for universal screening, progress monitoring, and diagnostics

11 January 2010 IDEA Partnership 11 An Example Tiered RTI Model Tier 1: CORE ACADEMIC AND BEHAVIORAL INSTRUCTION; UNIVERSAL SUPPORTS; universal screening and INSTRUCTIONAL and BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTIONS Tier 2: TARGETED INTERVENTIONS and progress monitoring AcademicBehavior Significantly Low Underachievement Insufficient Response to Intervention Tier 3: INTENSIVE INTERVENTIONS

12 January 2010 IDEA Partnership 12 RTI Problem Solving Team Student’s Classroom Teacher Administrator/ Designee General Educators (2-3 recognized by peers for their expertise) Parent Student (when appropriate)

13 January 2010 IDEA Partnership 13 Additional Resource Team Members to be included as needed Behavior/Mental Health specialist (school psychologist, social worker, nurse and/or counselor) Special Education representative (learning specialist or speech pathologist) Other Specialists (OT, PT, Adaptive P.E., Vision/Hearing Specialists, Assistive Technology, Transition Coordinator, etc.)

14 January 2010 IDEA Partnership 14 Vision for Schools of Tomorrow Shared ownership, accountability, and leadership Flexible delivery of support services All struggling students receive supports Eligibility considered after intervention and ongoing progress monitoring of response to intervention Authentic assessments and progress monitoring throughout the curriculum; less focus on standardized assessments to determine eligibility for special education

15 January 2010 IDEA Partnership 15 For More Information: IDEA Partnership’s RTI Initiative Website: A Partnership Collection on RTI Many Journals, Many Voices Results for Kids: Resources

16 January 2010 IDEA Partnership 16 Reflections! Questions? Discussion.

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