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Title: Response to Intervention


1
Response to Intervention What Every Special
Educator Should Know
  • CEC
  • November 25, 2008
  • Patti J. Whetstone, Ed.D.

2
Overview
  • Legislative mandates
  • What is RtI?
  • How is it implemented?
  • How is special education included?
  • What should I be doing?
  • Questions and Answers

3
Legislative Mandates
  • IDEIA (2004) Professionally sound instruction,
    interventions based on research, deliver academic
    and behavioral services to improve student
    performance.
  • NCLB (2001) accountability for results, choice
    for parents, increased local control and
    flexibility, emphasis on scientific research.
  • Kentucky Education accountability,
    interventions, progress monitoring, improving
    student outcomes.

4
What is RtI?
  • Multi-tiered
  • Interventions matched to the learning needs of
    the student
  • Research based interventions
  • Data based decision-making
  • Progress monitoring
  • Problem solving model

5
Problem Solving Model
6
  • Tier 1
  • Research based instruction for all students.
  • Universal screening.
  • Approximately 80 of all students respond
    successfully.

7
  • Tier 2
  • Focused supplemental instruction for students at
    risk.
  • In ADDITION to the instruction provided in Tier
    1.
  • Approximately 15 of students.

8
  • Tier 3
  • Intensive academic or behavioral interventions.
  • Specifically designed and focused on student
    needs.
  • In ADDITION to the services provided in Tier 1
    and 2.
  • Approximately 5.

9
What steps do schools take to implement RtI?
  • Establish expectations for implementation
  • Establish rules for moving in, out and between
    tiers.
  • Develop and utilize a problem-solving model
  • Standardized treatment model.

10
What is the role of the special educator?
  • Tier 1
  • Team members may include administrator, district
    office, teachers (grade level), school
    psychologists or individuals with assessment
    knowledge, paraprofessionals, specialists, family
    and community members.

11
  • Role
  • Design and implement core academic and behavior
    curriculum.
  • Assist teachers in helping students struggling
    in general education as well as in special
    education classrooms.
  • Review data make decisions
  • Consider the whole child

12
  • Tier 2
  • Team members may include administrators,
    general education teachers, district
    administrators, special educators, specialists
    (reading, behavioral, etc.), individuals who can
    interpret assessment data, interventionist.

13
  • Roles
  • Ensure every student is making progress in the
    core academic and behavior curriculum.
  • Assist teachers in helping students struggling
    in general education as well as in special
    education classrooms.
  • Determine intervention, frequency and decision
    making points.
  • Review data make decisions based on specific
    student data. Progress monitoring.

14
  • Tier 3
  • Team members may include administrators,
    district representatives, general education
    teachers, special education teachers, individuals
    who can analyze and interpret test data,
    specialists, family and community.

15
  • Roles
  • Ensure students are successful in the school
    setting.
  • Design, develop and implement individualized
    interventions.
  • Decision making based on individual data and
    progress.

16
Resources/References
  • www.education.ky.gov/KDE/InstructionalResources/K
    entuckySystemofInterventions/
  • www.whatworks.ed.gov
  • http//www.ncld.org/content/view/1002/389/

17
Eligibility Determination
  • Learning Disabled no longer need to apply the
    discrepancy formula if state/district has
    developed a process for eligibility.

18
Anticipated
  • Issues
  • Solutions

19
  • Questions?

20
Contact information
  • Patti J. Whetstone, Ed.D.
  • Western Kentucky University
  • Patti.whetstone_at_wku.edu
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