Response to Intervention
& the Classroom Teacher
      Intervention ‘08
Agenda
• Overview of Response to Intervention
   − Myths vs. Truths
   − Definition
   − Why should we care?
• Interventio...
RTI Myths & Truths
MYTH:
 RTI is solely a general education initiative or
 responsibility

TRUTH:
  RTI is a useful proact...
RTI Myths & Truths
MYTH:
RTI is a pre-referral process for special education


TRUTH:
RTI is a process that acts now rathe...
RTI Myths & Truths
MYTH:
RTI is an intervention room


TRUTH:
Early interventions are supported and implemented
  in an RT...
RTI Myths & Truths
MYTH:
RTI rests on the shoulders of the classroom teacher


TRUTH:
RTI is school-wide, systematic, and ...
Why Care About RTI?
#1: Schools are in the business of teaching all
  students life-long skills to lead productive adult
 ...
Why Care About RTI?
#3: RTI promotes the understanding that special
  education is one part of the district’s overall
  in...
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Response To Intervention Overview Nov 3

  1. 1. Response to Intervention & the Classroom Teacher Intervention ‘08
  2. 2. Agenda • Overview of Response to Intervention − Myths vs. Truths − Definition − Why should we care? • Intervention Plan − Recommended Plan − Strategies • Grade Level Intervention Folders − Goodies!
  3. 3. RTI Myths & Truths MYTH: RTI is solely a general education initiative or responsibility TRUTH: RTI is a useful proactive approach for all educators and students – special education and general education unite
  4. 4. RTI Myths & Truths MYTH: RTI is a pre-referral process for special education TRUTH: RTI is a process that acts now rather than later
  5. 5. RTI Myths & Truths MYTH: RTI is an intervention room TRUTH: Early interventions are supported and implemented in an RTI framework
  6. 6. RTI Myths & Truths MYTH: RTI rests on the shoulders of the classroom teacher TRUTH: RTI is school-wide, systematic, and collaborative process
  7. 7. Why Care About RTI? #1: Schools are in the business of teaching all students life-long skills to lead productive adult lives. #2: RTI research indicates that 94-98% of all students can meet the grade level benchmarks when provided with appropriate general education intervention (Reid Lyon – testifying before Congress, June 2002).
  8. 8. Why Care About RTI? #3: RTI promotes the understanding that special education is one part of the district’s overall intervention strategy and provides data that assists in Student Assistance Teams. #4: Learning Disability identification is supported by RTI by reducing the need for standardized testing, more timely diagnosis of suspected disability, and increases the understanding that special education is an early intervention tool.

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