Enhancing Instructional Problem Solving
An Efficient System for Assisting Struggling Learners
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This book presents a schoolwide model of instructional support designed to make the most of available time, resources, and personnel—one that is also fully compatible with other problem-solving models, such as response to intervention. The authors provide a comprehensive and cohesive framework for linking assessment and intervention. They show how to interweave evidence-based instruction with targeted professional development and other components that support improved learning outcomes for all K–8 students. Helpful tables describe dozens of research-based assessments and interventions in reading, writing, and math. In a large-size format with lay-flat binding to facilitate photocopying, the volume includes more than 20 reproducible worksheets and forms. The companion website features additional reproducibles and supplemental materials for use in conjunction with the book.
This book is in The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series, edited by T. Chris Riley-Tillman.
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"What district or school couldn't utilize a research-based, user-friendly book that strengthens their response-to-intervention process? The clear, step-by-step plan outlined in this book can enhance any school's capacity to improve student learning outcomes. Complete with specific procedures and resources, this unique guide will serve as a roadmap for district- and school-level educators as they struggle with the reality of addressing the learning needs of all students."--Kathy Durbin, PhD, Student Services Director, Lancaster County (South Carolina) School District
"Helping schools to implement systemwide change to improve student academic performance can be exhilarating, but practitioners often face deeply frustrating obstacles. This is absolutely the best book I have come across as a map for successfully navigating and mastering the difficult process of schoolwide change. The book provides guidance for promoting a problem-solving approach throughout the school to improve every classroom teacher's day-to-day instructional practices. The authors offer valuable recommendations for training teachers to serve as intervention consultants; assessing academic delays and monitoring student progress; and making efficient use of personnel and school resources."--Jim Wright, MS, CAS, RTI consultant and trainer, New York
"This excellent, original volume is a much-needed addition to the literature on effecting school change. The book is practitioner friendly and written with day-to-day school consultation issues in mind. The authors' systematic framework is described in easily understood terms and includes examples and practical tools."--Edward S. Shapiro, PhD, Center for Promoting Research to Practice, Lehigh University