RTI Action Network. The information you need to take action, the networking you need to be successful

August 19, 2008 ACTION UPDATE

Ongoing Student Assessment

Why has progress monitoring become such a central component of RTI? Stanley Deno of the University of Minnesota, best known for his research leading to the development of Curriculum-Based Measurement (CBM) progress monitoring procedures and their use in the RTI model, answers this important question in his article, "Ongoing Student Assessment." 

From the RTI Blog
Let's Stop Pulling Kids from Reading to Give Them Reading
Blogger — W. David Tilly III

This month Dave Tilly, Director of Innovation and Accountability for Heartland Area Education Agency 11 in Iowa, argues that if one type of instruction must be prioritized at schools, then it should be reading. Read this latest blog and respond to Dr. Tilly's ideas.

RTI Interview Series: 
Bill East on Effective Ways for LEAs to Engage with SEAs and Schools Regarding RTI

In the latest video, Bill East, Executive Director for the National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE), discusses the intricate relationship between local education agencies and state education agencies. Watch the video to find out how Dr. East thinks these local and state agencies can work together to promote and implement RTI.


If I want to know whether students are on track to be proficient readers, why would I use a fluency measure?

Considerable research went into determining what quick and easy measures are the best predictor of reading proficiency.
Ann Casey, Director of the Minnesota Response to Intervention Center, explores why a fluency measure is the best predictor that meets these criteria in response to this question of the month.

Ann Casey
Ann Casey
Upcoming RTI Talk
Joseph Jenkins and Marjorie Lipson on Universal Screening
September 11, 2008 at 1 p.m. ET

Universal screening is the key to a prevention model, helping classroom teachers to differentiate their instruction and/or provide early intervening services so that students can be assisted before they fall too far behind. Join Joseph Jenkins, Professor of Special Education at the University of Washington, and Marjorie Lipson, Professor of Education at the University of Vermont, as they answer your questions about this essential component of RTI during our next RTI Talk.


NEA offers Professional Development on RTI
Do you know how you can access professional development on RTI for front-line educators? The NEA IDEA Resource Cadre offers research-based professional development presentations on RTI and 13 other topics including Universal Design for Learning (UDL) (at no charge). To find out more, contact the NEA state affiliate in your area or Dr. Patti Ralabate at pralabate@nea.org.

Universal Design for Learning and RTI
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a perfect complement to a strong RTI process. To increase awareness about UDL, the National Task Force on UDL recently published "Universal Design for Learning: The Facts," which is now available for download on the Advocacy Institute's Web site.

A Program of:
National Center for Learning Disabilities
Funding By Cisco Foundation
The RTI Action Network is made possible by the generous support of Cisco Foundation.
Founding Partners:
Do you enjoy RTI in Action? Click here to become a FRIEND of NCLD today and help support NCLD's RTI Action Network programs.
The National Center for Learning Disabilities is listed by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All gifts made to NCLD are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
Unsubscribe from receiving email, or change your email preferences.

Powered by Convio.