Evaluation Of Intervention ( Rti ) Approach From Early Childhood Education

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Response to Intervention (RTI) Approach in Early Childhood Education

Research tells us that early preparation for literacy skills and language development leads

to success with formal readiness instruction. A rich literacy curriculum can highlight several

skills such as auditory discrimination, letter recognition, phonological and phonemic awareness.

Using a response to intervention (RTI) approach in preschool programs can be beneficial

towards achieving language and early literacy goals. Effective instruction must include

fundamental criteria to ensure a strong foundation in language and reading development. An

agency that can administer a developmentally appropriate curriculum with such criteria can

sustain a beneficial RTI outcome.

Literature Review and research question/hypothesis

Extensive research has been done to determine how primary instruction in early

education programs can have an effect on a child’s development. The authors’ goal of this

research was to measure children’s achievement using the RTI curriculum in various programs.

The sample included children in Pre-K, Head Start, Title 1, and Private-Tuition programs. The

children were assigned into three tiers (Tiers 1, 2, and 3) based on their performance level at the

beginning of the school year. Three research questions were proposed in regards to performance

based on the tier group and program (Greenwood, Carta, Atwater, Goldstein, Kaminski, &

McConnell, 2012).

The last…

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