Reading RTI as Effective
Instruction
Nicole Trantham
EDU 639
Fall 2013
What is RTI?
• RTI is instruction that is meant to prevent and
address the literacy and learning disabilities of
students....
Key Points
• This study was conducted to determine if RTI
is an effective form of instruction, which will
yield student pr...
Key Points, Continued
• Another component of RTI is progress monitoring. In RtI,
progress monitoring needs to be done with...
Key Points, Continued
• There are three tiers of RTI instruction. The three tiers of RTI
are Tier 1 which is quality core ...
Research Study
• The population of students that will be looked at are the
students who scored at a Novice level on the un...
Research Study
• The subjects are between 12 and 13 years old.
The sample group includes both male and
females. The ethnic...
Procedures
• The routine that was followed for this experiment
was characterized by a few simple steps for each
class. Fir...
Progress Monitoring
• Every two weeks the students took the STAR
Reading test. This the universal screener used in
our sch...
Results
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Results
• This data showed that Reading RTI instruction
can be effective when implemented with
fidelity.
• The students’ S...
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  1. 1. Reading RTI as Effective Instruction Nicole Trantham EDU 639 Fall 2013
  2. 2. What is RTI? • RTI is instruction that is meant to prevent and address the literacy and learning disabilities of students. • RTI is a system of instruction that includes frequent progress monitoring and responsive interventions.
  3. 3. Key Points • This study was conducted to determine if RTI is an effective form of instruction, which will yield student progress. • RTI programs need to be conducted with fidelity to whatever “program” that is being used. • RTI is based on small group, individualized instruction.
  4. 4. Key Points, Continued • Another component of RTI is progress monitoring. In RtI, progress monitoring needs to be done with some type of universal screener, and done so frequently. Progress monitoring, in relation to RTI, is used to assess student performance, and then progress, in areas in which they were identified as being at-risk for possible failure. This is done with a universal screener. Progress monitoring helps teachers, as well as other school personnel, determine if instruction is effective. Effective progress monitoring is also helpful in guiding instruction.
  5. 5. Key Points, Continued • There are three tiers of RTI instruction. The three tiers of RTI are Tier 1 which is quality core instruction, Tier 2 is supplemental intervention, and Tier 3 is individualized interventions. In Tier 1, interventions should be precisely and correctly targeted to be effective. This instruction is to cover most of the classroom population. Tier 2 instruction should have no more than 20% of students who require this more specialized instruction. Tier 3 instruction should have no more than 5% of students. Instruction in this tier is specifically targeted to the needs of each student.
  6. 6. Research Study • The population of students that will be looked at are the students who scored at a Novice level on the universal screener, the STAR reading test. Students who scored Novice on the KPREP test will also be looked at. • Intended sample size is approximately 20 students. This sample group was chosen because they are currently part of RtI reading classes. At this point, I would estimate that approximately 95% of the students will participate in the survey. • The data for this project is being collected in a reading classroom. This is done so that students are not interrupted during instruction or receiving outside influence during surveying. There are no agreements or incentives for the participants of this study.
  7. 7. Research Study • The subjects are between 12 and 13 years old. The sample group includes both male and females. The ethnic makeup of the sample group is Caucasian, African American, and other unknown races. The socioeconomic status of the sample group is middle, or working class, as well as a semi poverty level. These students are sixth and seventh graders. Within this sample group, two students have IEPs and one student has a 504 Plan. All of the subjects speak English as their preferred language.
  8. 8. Procedures • The routine that was followed for this experiment was characterized by a few simple steps for each class. First, a class would complete a bellringer activity that focused on comprehension. Next, students would have ten minutes of silent reading time. Then, students would participate in five minutes of oral fluency training. Lastly, there would be some time of mini lesson or activity having to do with a Common Core reading skill (main idea, sequence, fact and opinion, comprehension, etc.).
  9. 9. Progress Monitoring • Every two weeks the students took the STAR Reading test. This the universal screener used in our school system to track progress. • The increase or decrease in student’s scores are a tool to let the instructor know if the routine and fidelity with which the routine is being followed are effective. This research is also evidence that RTI can be an effective method to reduce the number of special education referrals, with the use of the tiered intervention program.
  10. 10. Results 600 500 400 300 200 100 0 Test 1 Series 2
  11. 11. Results 700 600 500 400 300 200 100 0 Test 1 Test 6
  12. 12. Results • This data showed that Reading RTI instruction can be effective when implemented with fidelity. • The students’ STAR reading test scores went up, with the exception of a few dips due to circumstances beyond control

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