Tier 2 Mathematics Interventions
Although preventative tutoring at the Tier 2 level in mathematics has received less attention than in reading, several principles for designing such tutoring have emerged. Dr. Lynn Fuchs, the Nicholas Hobbs Professor of Special Education and Human Development at Vanderbilt University, outlines these principles and describes how to actually implement them in the classroom in her article: "Mathematics Intervention at the Secondary Prevention Level of a Multi-Tier Prevention System: Six Key Principles."
Voices From the Field
Faced with overwhelming special education numbers and students not proficient in reading, Principal Linda Dittmer of Northstar Elementary School in Knoxville, Iowa, initiated the RTI process so that data began driving instruction and leading to student improvement. Now recently retired, Ms. Dittmer details in the latest Voices From the Field story
how her school starting implementing the RTI framework over six years ago as a way to meet the many needs of its students.
Upcoming RTI Talk:
Amy L. Reschly on Family — School Partnerships and RTI
December 9, 2008 at 1 p.m. ET
Join Dr. Reschly, assistant professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and Instructional Technology at the University of Georgia, during our next RTI Talk as she answers your questions about creating positive, engaged relationships that center around supporting student learning, sharing of data and decision making, interventions, and collaborative problem-solving. Dr. Reschly will also offer tips and suggestions for numerous ways schools and families may work together within a multi-tiered model.Submit advance questions for the discussion now
or simply join the chat live
on Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at 1 p.m. ET.