How can educators make informed decisions about adequate student progress within Tier 2 of an RTI model? In this article, Mr. Douglas Dexter and Dr. Charles Hughes of Penn State University review different decision-making methods and provide recommendations for measuring response to Tier 2 instruction
. Learn more about how you can best determine which students are in the most need of intensive support.
Voices from the Field
In this Voices story, Sandi Feldman shares outcome data from the RTI initiative at Public School 380
in Brooklyn, New York, which was successfully expanded to 29 more schools through New York City's RTI Program in Early Literacy. Ms. Feldman, a Senior Innovative Program Specialist, attributes the success of the school's RTI initiative to leadership that prioritizes fidelity of implementation, staff development, and follow-up coaching.
RTI Blog: "Be Sure to Meet the Needs of the Implementers"
In his latest blog, Principal Bob Heimbaugh notes that adopting a scientifically-based intervention, in and of itself, is insufficient if the needs of the teachers are not met. He offers tips to help schools meld programs and people
together so that the adoption of scientifically-based research practices results in improved outcomes for students.