Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Response to Intervention - RtI


So..... what do I actually do in my new job????  A huge part of my job is RtI (Response to Intervention).  Our CPS Team (Collaborative Problem Solving) meets approximately twice a month to discuss the progress of students who have academic or behavior concerns.  I began the year as a novice.  Luckily our school psychologist remained the same so I relied on her amazing knowledge to help me understand the process and effectively lead it.  I learned a great deal (and I continue to each and every day) about RtI and how to help the parents, teachers, and students work together to monitor progress and increase student learning.  Here are my top 10 pieces of information I learned about RtI:
10.  Choose interventions that will meet the needs of the individual students who are struggling.  Choose the areas of weaknesses and find interventions that will increase student learning.
9.  Continuously MONITOR PROGRESS.  If students are placed in an intervention program, assessments must be used to evaluate the success of the intervention.
8.  There are many interventions that can be used.  If a student is not making progress with a specific intervention, try another one.  Ask for assistance if you need recommendations for interventions that could possibly be more beneficial.  What works for some students might not work for others.
7.  Continuously MONITOR PROGRESS.  If students are placed in an intervention program, assessments must be used to evaluate the success of the intervention.
6.  Evaluate the intervention and make changes if necessary.  Successful students who are making progress may need less frequency with the intervention while struggling students may need more.
5.Continuously MONITOR PROGRESS.  If students are placed in an intervention program, assessments must be used to evaluate the success of the intervention.
4.  Graph the data that is collected to see how the students are progressing.  This will enable you to evaluate their progress and compare them to their grade level expectations, classmates, and other students who are also using the intervention that has been put into place.
3.  Share the progress results with parents, students, administrators, and support staff.
2.  Continuously MONITOR PROGRESS.  If students are placed in an intervention program, assessments must be used to evaluate the success of the intervention.
1.  It takes a village to educate children.  PARENTS, TEACHERS, STUDENTS, ADMINISTRATORS, and SUPPORT STAFF must all be involved in the process and take responsibility for educating children.

RtI form used for data collection of academic concerns

RtI form used for data collection of behavior concerns


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