Response to Intervention. RTI

Response to Intervention. RTI


The purpose of this course is to understand the structure and implementation of RTI, Response to Intervention.   RTI focuses on effective practices for helping all readers achieve, especially struggling readers, using simple and authentic instruction, assessments and support.  This effort focuses on the information needed to create a safety net that can help struggling readers before the learning gap widens.

2 Semester Credits, ED 501

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Learning Outcomes

Be able to learn the criteria for selection of students for the three levels of instruction, the need for continuous assessment, differentiation, and collaboration with other professionals.

Using simple, ongoing assessments to know when to intensify instructions inside and outside the regular classroom.

Differentiating reading instruction to maintain the flow between whole-class, small group, and one-on-one instruction while meeting specific students’ needs.

Designing interventions to increase instruction that will engage them into becoming a more efficient reader.

Coordinating efforts and working with others to support and emphasize targeted instruction.

Text:  Howard, M. (2009). RTI from all sides, what every teacher needs to know. NH: Heinemann

Requirements of Participation

Class assignments and activities are designed to enhance student’s education and develop their skill in research, critical analysis, and academic writing.