Response to Intervention and Continuous School Improvement: How to Design, Implement, Monitor, and Evaluate a Schoolwide Prevention System, 2nd Edition (Paperback) book cover

Response to Intervention and Continuous School Improvement

How to Design, Implement, Monitor, and Evaluate a Schoolwide Prevention System, 2nd Edition

By Victoria L. Bernhardt, Connie L. Hébert

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132 pages

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Experts Bernhardt and Hébert's latest book demonstrates strategies to ensure your entire staff works together to design, implement, monitor, and evaluate a schoolwide prevention system with integrity and fidelity. Each step in this important resource is designed to help administrators, teachers, and other educators improve the learning of every student by implementing Response to Intervention (RtI) as part of a continuous school improvement process. This second edition spotlights the "Five Stages of RtI Implementation" and is complemented by the robust online RtI Implementation Guide, which includes more than 30 downloadable templates, examples, and other files to help schools start their journey of establishing a successful system. By applying the authors' insightful guidance in Response to Intervention (RtI) and Continuous School Improvement (CSI), you'll be able to redesign your general and special education programs to put your school on a path toward improvement!

Reviews

"This book answers questions like ‘who leads RtI?’ and helps educators with very practical aspects of RtI, such as ways to move from a reactive state to a proactive one. With graphic organizers and templates to use as working guides, the 2nd Edition of RtI and CSI is very easy to understand and very reader friendly."

- Louise Stearns, Senior Lecturer, College of Education and Human Services, Southern Illinois University

"Only a few pages into the 2nd Edition of RtI and CSI, I realized this book would become an invaluable asset in my work as a regional literacy consultant working with multiple schools and districts. I am especially pleased with the RtI Implementation Guide, which provides all users with effective tools and examples that can be used immediately!" - Carol Reimann, Missouri Teacher of the Year 1998 and Regional ELA Consultant, Southeast Regional Professional Development Center

"The 2nd Edition of RtI and CSI, along with the RtI Implementation Guide, will assist campuses and school districts in implementing and evaluating a tiered approach to intervention that will meet the needs of struggling students, and ultimately provide a level of structured supports to prevent inappropriate Special Education placements."

- Michael Webb, Social and Emotional Learning Director, Office of Student Support Services, Houston Independent School District

"One of the most difficult pieces of creating a strong foundation of understanding and purpose was is to engage teachers/staff in understanding the "whys" before jumping into the "hows". Response to Intervention (RtI) and Continuous School Improvement (CSI) develops the purpose first and creates a more comprehensive, holistic approach so that the "hows" can be more thoughtfully considered and applied."

- Amy Bartlow, Instructor, Teaching and Leadership, Pittsburg State University

"The additions made to this edition are extremely valuable and will be useful for work with my staff as we continue to refine our RtI system."

- Derek Minakami, Principal, Kaneohe Elementary School

"I really like the content and tools provided in RtI and CSI. I found these really helpful and am very anxious to be able to share these materials with my schools and schoolwide prevention team as will as with some key leaders at the state level. I believe the tools and approach in this book are greatly needed."

- Kathleen Miller, Executive Director of Instructional Services and Secondary Options, and MERA Board President, Shiawassee Regional Education Service District

Table of Contents

Contents

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

PREFACE

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

  1. RtI AND CSI: RESPONSE TO INTERVENTION AND CONTINUOUS SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT
  2. RtI and CSI

    Stages of Implementation

    Stage 1: Study and Commit

    Stage 2: Plan

    Stage 3: Build Capacity

    Stage 4: Implement and Monitor

    Stage 5: Continuously Improve

    Book Study Questions

    Application Opportunities

  3. RESPONSE TO INTERVENTION: STUDY AND COMMIT
  4. Core Principles of RtI

    Intent of RtI

    Deficit Versus Risk Model

    Components of RtI

    Integrity and Fidelity of Implementation

    Relationship of RtI to Special Education

    Book Study Questions

    Application Opportunities

  5. CONTINUOUS SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT: STUDY AND COMMIT
  6. Continuous School Improvement Framework

    Where Are We Now?

    Relationship of RtI to CSI

    Who Are We?

    How Do We Do Business?

    How Are Our Students Doing?

    What Are Our Processes?

    Looking Across the Multiple Measures of Data

    How Did We Get to Where We Are?

    Where Do We Want to Be?

    How Are We Going to Get to Where We Want to Be?

    Is What We Are Doing Making a Difference?

    Book Study Questions

    Application Opportunities

  7. PLANNING WITH THE RTI IMPLEMENTATION GUIDE
  8. Planning with the RtI Implementation Guide

    Components of the System of Responsive Interventions

    Multi-Level Prevention System

    Roles and Responsibilities

    Referral Processes and Documentation

    Other RtI Related Items for Which to Plan

    Applying RtI to Behavior

    Book Study Questions

    Application Opportunities

  9. BUILD CAPACITY
  10. Build Capacity

    Leaders and Leadership Structures

    Sharing with Staff

    Professional Learning

    Instructional Coherence

    Parent Involvement

    Book Study Questions

    Application Opportunities

  11. IMPLEMENT AND MONITOR
  12. Instructional Design for Primary Prevention

    Instructional Design for Secondary and Tertiary Prevention

    Data Teams for RtI

    Documentation

    Monitoring Implementation

    Book Study Questions

    Application Opportunities

  13. RtI IMPLEMENTATION AND MONITORING TIMELINE
  14. RtI Implementation and Monitoring Timeline

    PATH Process

    Book Study Questions

    Application Opportunities

  15. CONTINUOUSLY IMPROVE
  16. Continuous School Improvement and Evaluation

    Is RtI Being Implemented with Integrity and Fidelity?

    Is Acceptable Progress Being Made?

    What is the Impact of RtI Implementation?

    Book Study Questions

    Application Opportunities

  17. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS

Stages of Implementation

What RtI Is Not

Recommendations

Book Study Questions

Application Opportunities

GLOSSARY

REFERENCES AND RESOURCES

INDEX

About the Authors

Victoria L. Bernhardt, Ph.D., is Executive Director of Education for the Future Initiative, a not-for-profit organization located at California State University, Chico, California, whose mission is to build the capacity of all learning organizations at all levels to gather, analyze, and use data to continuously improve learning for all students. She is also a Professor (currently on leave) in the College of Communication and Education, at California State University, USA.

Connie L. Hébert, M.S. Ed., is an experienced educator and consultant in the field of special education, and a K-12 Intervention Consultant for the Jackson R2 School District in Missouri, USA.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU034000
EDUCATION / Educational Policy & Reform / General