Response To Transvention (RTI) Model For Intervention

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Critical response journal two is a reflective response to detailed questions and thoughts pertaining to the response to intervention (RTI) model for intervention. RTI is a multi-tier approach to the early identification, intervention, and support for struggling learners to be successful in the classroom.
1. What principles relating to learning disabilities and the use of RTI to identify them were established by the Office of Special Education Programs in 2001? In August of 2001, the Office of Special Education Programs brought together leading researchers to make a consensus on identifying learning disabilities and the use of RTI. The team concluded that learning disabilities are a valid construct and span the lifetime of the identified
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What are the benefits of progress monitoring? How am I currently using progress monitoring in my classroom? As described by the text, “Progress monitoring involves frequent and ongoing measurement of student knowledge and skills and the examination of student data to evaluate instruction”, (Sharon Vaughn, 2015, p. 54). The benefits of progress monitoring is that it allows for all stakeholders to determine the rate of growth students are achieving. Progress monitoring also provides key information into whether or not the intervention strategies are proving to be effective and if additional intervention is needed. The textbook list several other benefits to progress monitoring, such as, “Improved accountability. Better communication about student progress with family and other professionals. Higher expectations for low-achieving students. Fewer special education referrals”, (Sharon Vaughn, 2015, p. 55). I currently use to types of progress monitoring programs in my Kindergarten classroom. One program is a universal screening program, DIBELS that provides feedback on student knowledge and progress throughout the school year. Currently, using the DIBELS program, we screen our students three times a year to check for student progress and achievement. I also use a teacher generated progress monitoring program that checks for student progress every two weeks. I record the data from the progress monitoring onto graphs that provide a visual of the students’ progress. I …show more content…
Describe how a written intervention plan in the RTI model differs from an IEP. What are some things you’ve included in your intervention plans? The response to intervention plan differs from an individual education program in several ways. RTI interventions can be a part of whole group, classroom-wide instruction to small groups tailored for differing skill levels and learning styles. In an RTI plan the criteria for determining the levels of intervention and types of interventions are noted, along with the manner and frequency of monitoring. The teacher uses assessment tools to monitor and check for all student progress averaging every two weeks to once a month throughout the entirety of the school year. An IEP is an individualized education program that is guaranteed to every child who qualifies as having a disability under the IDEA Federal Law governing services for individuals with special needs and disabilities. As the textbook states, “The document (IEP) is a record of the decisions that have been agreed upon by the team and a guide for improving student outcomes”, (Sharon Vaughn, 2015, p. 7). Some of the items that I have included in my RTI plans are effective strategies and techniques to use as instruction whole group instructions as well as small group interventions. I also include any data and graphs collected from progress monitoring reports and

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