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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meet and share should have priority. The school administration and school leadership team must implement these learning opportunities (Clauset & Murphy, 2012). Time for faculty to collaborate should be...
t h e citizens early in February.
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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...
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This research utilized a descriptive case study. The intent of the research was not to provide results that are generalizable to all educational settings, rather it is to provide...
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...
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The purpose of the study was to examine the perceptions of general education teachers on the school-wide implementation of RTI. The study provided the researcher with usable data to...
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The open-response questions are reported in themes that emerged as described by the teachers surveyed.
Teacher Knowledge of RTI
Several statements from the survey (See Appendix A) addressed the...
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When teachers responded to statement four, all 15 teachers responded that they agreed that they actively work on a team to identify students and administer interventions. Fourteen of those responses...
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
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(2012) refers to these types of collaborative teams as the driving force of RTI implementation. For this study a teacher was marked as working on a collaborative team if they mentioned any of the...
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I have made many small changes in implementing RTI. The most significant change is letting the assessments guide my instruction rather than using them to be a summary of how students have done. I have...
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In conclusion this chapter presents the study finding revealed by the teacher survey. The findings of this study were organized in reference to the research questions and themes that...
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...
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Mandates, like NCLB (2002) and IDEIA (2004), include high expectations for student proficiency, quality instruction, and research-based strategies which address achievement...