RtI represents a systematic, research-based educational approach to close achievement gaps for all students, including students at risk, students with disabilities, and English language learners, by preventing smaller learning problems from becoming insurmountable gaps. Selection Criteria (per district designation): 1 Middle/Junior high schools. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. ... Three statements about dialects are accurate. 1434 0 obj <>stream Also, it is difficult (although not impossible) for secondary schools to promote flexible movement across tiers within a semester course schedule. Then, too, in high school there is the issue of credits; students must be sure to take the courses they need to earn a diploma. 1411 0 obj <> endobj Promote understanding and support for RTI among classroom teachers and other staff. Not only is this solution more costly, but it also involves labeling an adolescent as a student with a disability, which he or she may not be. 1 High schools. This website is maintained by the West Genesee Publications Office. Copyright © 2020. The unique learner and setting characteristics have to be considered in designing appropriate assessment and instructional approaches at secondary levels. If a student’s differentiated instruction does not help them to learn that grade-level content, they will not have the tools they need to succeed. Adolescents are not just bigger primary grade children, even though they may be reading at similar levels. 8. Mr. Wright has experience in the areas of Academic and Behavioral Interventions, Curriculum-based Measurement and Violence Prevention. A checklist of the essential elements of a supported instruction approach to make sure core instruction is accessible to students with diverse ability levels; A chart of common academic problems, likely root causes, and recommended interventions; Tips on scaffolding instruction to help students meet challenging learning goals; Strategies for helping students retain skills and content; Effective ways of communicating with students—including praise, growth-mindset statements, and wise feedback—that increase motivation. Students will be progress monitored at regular intervals (minimally 2-3 weeks depending upon frequency of intervention) to measure growth. Literacy assessment data are gathered on at least an annual basis. Using the effective problem-solving Response to Intervention (RTI) model, the guide provides teachers with: The guide is appropriate for both new and experienced teachers. RtI is a data driven process to inform these decisions. Other undesirable outcomes have more to do with personal and social consequences, such as low self-esteem, alienation, and antisocial behavior, including criminal activity. For example, the one-on-one tutorial approach used in elementary schools during the school day may be disruptive to the operation of a typical middle or high school and may also be met with resistance from adolescents who would prefer not to be singled out. %%EOF Teachers are under enormous pressure to have students meet state standards in specific content areas. Assessment data are gathered and reviewed on a regular basis. In accordance with section 100.2(ii) of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, when a student requires intervention services beyond that provided to all students and begins receiving Tier 2 intervention services, parents must be notified in writing. All students in grades 6-8 will participate in universal screening which is an assessment procedure characterized by a 20-30 minute, computer based, grade appropriate evaluation of individual student English Language Arts and/or Mathematics skills. The biggest key to PS is that it requires us to make a huge paradigm shift.