'T^HE mere mentioning of the
term "High School" brings
trooping to my mind a host of re-minisences.
Some of my memories
send thrills of pleasure coursing
through my body; some send chills
of displeasure. The pleasurable
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Ardener, E. (1978). Some outstanding problems in the analysis of events. In G. Schwinner (Ed.), The...
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...
during the interview. All participants were given a timeframe of the completion of the study and
had the opportunity to view the final results of the study.
The interviews began in early January 2012, when all Institutional Review Board...
correlating responses, deviant responses, and answers most pertinent to the study purpose,
explanation was made in chapter 4 of this research study. A qualitative analysis of this topic
allowed the researcher the freedom to make adjustments to...
RTI has been a nationwide initiative, because “to meet the needs of all students, the
educational system must use its collective resources to intervene early and provide appropriate
interventions and supports to prevent...
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
would be made in moving the group up or down reading levels, adjusting the group members, or
pacing the lesson more quickly. Two teachers reported they did not have much of a role in
choosing interventions for Tier 2 and 3 interventions. They...
had to work through the RTI model. She did not believe RTI could diagnose, but the explicit
teaching and repetition of the interventions helped some students become successful readers.
Respondent Answers Related to RTI Framework
some studies may not be as universal as anticipated but can give a baseline from which to start.
All teachers commented on the frustration of seeing the best thing come and go to be replaced by
the next best thing.
All of the participants were...
measure she had used in the past and continues to use. She recognized the importance of multiple
assessments. All teachers agreed data collected helped inform decisions and tailor instruction to
Respondent Answers Related to...
teachers to enter and keep track of progress monitoring, reading levels, end of level scores,
benchmark testing, tier placement test scores, and math assessment information. There was a
paper version of this same format teachers were asked to...
identify common issues of students receiving intervention, one teacher reported fluency,
accuracy, sight word identification, and decoding problems.
Respondent Answers Related to RTI’s Effects on Students
Question Number 3 Similar...
grade level. All teachers reported approximately 70% of students in their class were successful in
Tier 1 instruction. When asked how RTI affects gifted students, all teachers reported the
framework does not specifically address the needs of...
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.
SOCIAL THINKING INTERVENTIONS
outcomes across age groups revealed that social skills interventions were most effective
with secondary-age students “ (2007).
Due to the findings of this literature review, a peer mediated group therapy
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unstructured times such as recess, hallway transitions, and lunch settings. His second
hurdle was most visible during structured class time. This was a communication deficit,
where he inappropriately communicated...
SOCIAL THINKING INTERVENTIONS
A log of events was kept to document student, teacher, and parent trainings.
Dates of trainings as well as topics covered were recorded. Teacher and parent responses
recorded with surveys at the end of trainings drove...