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Transforming High Schools Through RTI
Lessons Learned and a Pathway Forward

ISBN 9781596671775
Published April 18, 2011 by Routledge
190 Pages

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Book Description

Simplify your approach to implementing Response-to-Intervention (RTI) and make strides toward improved achievement in your high school. In this book, experienced educator Jeremy Koselak shows high school leaders how to attain measurable results through a framework of tiered, dynamic intervention strategies known as RTI. With an awareness of the challenges unique to implementing RTI in high schools, the author explains many of the best policies for continuous improvement. Strategies highlight essential steps for successfully implementing RTI and present a pathway for avoiding common pitfalls.

Unique features of this book include:

  • An updated synthesis of high school level RTI recommendations derived from an assortment of research
  • A frank discussion on the practical concerns and limitations associated with implementing RTI in high schools
  • An illustration of how to embed data-based decision-making into a school's culture
  • Templates and figures demonstrating high school samples
  • Reflections and case studies for actual high schools
  • And more!

Table of Contents

1. A Story of Hope: How RtI Transformed Our High School
2. Core Elements for Establishing an RtI Framework in High Schools
3. Challenges and Limitations for RtI in High Schools
4. A Recommended Pathway for Implementing and Maintaining RtI at the High School Level
5. Data-Based Decision-Making Embedded across Systems and Tiers
6. Strengthen Tier 1 with Professional Development, PLCs, and Standards-Based Assessment
7. The Hybrid Approach: Problem-Solving Model with Standard Treatment Protocol
8. The Student Support Center as the Hub of Flexible Intervention Delivery
9. Tiered High School Math Interventions
10. Tiered High School Literacy Interventions
11. Sustainability, Conclusions, and Future of High School RtI
Appendix A. Criteria for the Determination of SLD
Appendix B. Curriculum-Based Measure (CBM) for Math
Appendix C. Summary of Research-Based Math Strategies
Glossary of Terms and Acronyms

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Jeremy Koselak is the RtI and PLC Coordinator and former Director of the tutoring center at an urban high school in Colorado Springs, and has worked extensively with at-risk high school students across all content areas.