How RTI Works in Secondary Schools
- Evelyn S. Johnson - Boise State University, USA
- Lori Smith - Cheyenne Mountain Junior High School
- Monica L. Harris - Grand Valley State University, USA
Foreword by Daryl F. Mellard
Secondary General Methods
"This book not only provides a solid foundation for guiding school improvement, but also details an array of very practical tools that can be used to implement tiered instructional options in middle and high school settings."
—Donald D. Deshler, Williamson Family Distinguished Professor of Special Education
Director, Center for Research on Learning
University of Kansas
"From research-based screenings to evidence-based interventions, the authors address the challenges specific to secondary schools and provide concise, realistic options."
—Nicole Power, RTI Coordinator and Speech Language Pathologist
Bethany Public Schools, OK
Practical solutions for implementing RTI and improving student outcomes in Grades 6–12!
Implementing Response to Intervention (RTI) in Grades 6–12 offers many unique challenges, but this comprehensive, research-based book provides secondary school administrators with the information, resources, and guidance necessary to use RTI for the benefit of struggling adolescent learners.
Drawing on the latest research, the authors identify the current best practices for key components of RTI and demonstrate how school teams can work together to implement an assessment- and data-driven decision-making process for educators. Describing how all these elements can work together under the RTI framework, this book provides:
- Specific guidance on building leadership capacity to make RTI implementation a success
- Case studies that illustrate real middle and high school RTI models
- Instructional strategies for tiers one, two, and three
- Forms, checklists, and lists of Web and print resources
With this valuable resource, secondary school leaders can avoid potential missteps when implementing RTI and make dramatic improvements in outcomes for adolescent learners!
"Offers all people involved in the RTI process a detailed guide of how to proactively implement RTI. The real-world examples, visuals, and lists of resources are extremely helpful when attempting to turn words into actions and determining how exactly to coordinate such a big undertaking!"
"Specific examples of RTI implementation at the middle and high school levels provide a powerful means of demonstrating the components in practice and give practitioners an extremely useful resource as they begin their implementation process."
"To successfully implement an RTI framework in schools, practitioners need very practical, hands-on guidelines and tools for making this new model of school improvement work. The complexity of this task is magnified greatly in secondary schools. This book will be a treasure for educators who want to make dramatic improvements in outcomes for adolescents – especially those who struggle in learning. It not only provides a solid foundation for guiding school improvement, but it details an array of very practical tools that can be used to implement tiered instructional options in middle and high school settings. This book will become a 'go-to resource' for teachers and administrators in middle and high school settings."
"This book is a must-read for schools wishing to begin or expand RTI to the secondary levels. From research-based screenings to evidence-based interventions, the authors address the challenges specific to secondary schools and provide concise, realistic options."
"Administrators and teachers who are concerned about making sure that each student in their program is successful will want to read this book over and over. It is a very straightforward explanation of a complex topic that is very important to making education what we want it to be for our country, our communities, and our children. This one is a keeper!"
"This book not only helps principals understand what RTI is and why we need this in our schools, it serves as a valuable resource to guide us with implementation."