reading” (p. 283). They continue to explain “the assessments should be sufficiently sensitive to
small changes in the student’s reading performance” (Mesmer & Mesmer, 2008, p. 283). Besides
indicating student growth, progress monitoring...
2003). In addition to improving the core academic instruction, by working together, educators
will have the opportunity to focus on instruction and monitoring students’ response to accurately
determine those in need of special education...
Students Who Benefit from RTI
Kamps et al. (2007) compared the effects of English language learners (ELL) receiving
Tier 2 interventions to ELL students being taught using a balanced literacy approach to reading.
The study found students...
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Concerns for the Success of RTI
Understanding and integration of scientific research is a requirement for good instruction
using the RTI format. For this reason, it is imperative teachers not only have strong background
in research but also have...
Perceptions of Teachers Concerning RTI
In their study, Greenfield et al. (2010) found that teachers in their first year of school-wide
RTI implementation used progress monitoring more strategically and became more
confident in using the data...
to an hour or less. To form a baseline of information concerning teachers’ overall understanding
of the RTI framework, the researcher began with interview questions created by Terry Ann
Paradis (2011) from her dissertation. The questions were...
through monthly notes giving the number of lessons attended, reading level of student, rate and
accuracy, and any other relevant comments.
Teachers, along with colleagues in the school teaching the same grade level, special
placement did not involve much teacher input. Teachers were told when students would receive
Respondent Answers Related to Teacher Input
Question Number 3 Similar Responses 2 Similar Responses Divergent Responses
Using these basic data as your baseline, you could then test different areas of the
conversion process to determine where improvements could be made, focusing on
the touch points. In the example above, the first place to...
the options available for the QRI test were utilized and compared together, the results could possibly reflect more accurate results.
Overall, the QRI test is the more valid and effective test in measuring reading comprehension. The...
Stress is a part of every teacher’s life. The participants in this study identified many
factors adding stress to their lives. One teacher mentioned the expectation to have all students
reading on benchmark and the challenge of uncooperative...
implement new programs every year. One teacher said her greatest barrier was there was not
enough of her to go around to help all of the students all of the time. Table 5 represents teachers
responses related to RTI’s effect on teaching.
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and student learning. As Hall (2008) points out, “a major impediment to full implementation of
RTI occurs when teachers have the data but don’t know how to analyze them” (p. 5). Hall (2008)
goes on to add, “Far too often schools that...
One teacher stated that RTI did not impact advanced students. However, the researcher
sees it in a different way, if all teachers’ energy and focus is put into moving struggling readers,
making adaptations to instruction to help them be...
knowledge of words. The test is administered like a typical spelling test, the words ordered by
their level of difficulty. After students have taken the test, teachers use the spelling feature guide
to score the test. This feature guide scores...
First Interview Questions
1. Describe the Response to Intervention model adopted by your school and the steps involved in
2. Describe your role in bringing this model to your school.
3. To what...
18. Describe the professional development that has been offered to help you understand and
implement data collection in the RTI process.
19. How would you describe scientific research-based instruction?
20. Does the data collected through...
I discovered through interviews that the majority of the students involved in the creative
project preferred working in groups. Allowing students to choose the group members exhibited
excitement. Explaining the assignments...