Jumpstart RTI : Using RTI in Your Elementary School Right Now, by Susan L. Hall
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- ISBN: 9781412981729 | 1412981727
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 2/16/2011
There are many RTI books on the market already; however, none provides the kind of information highlighted visualized in this book-namely how to get started doing RTI quickly, efficiently and successfully. Jumpstart RTI is practical, results-oriented, and evidence-based, focusing on practical tips on how to initiate RTI in a school. The suggestions in this book originate from the author's observations of schools implementing RTI and determining what it takes for a smooth implementation.This book is a bit shorter on forms than most other books on this topic. It also does not position RTI as driven by a legal or regulatory approach to the qualification procedure for special education services. Although that's important, RTI is so much more than special education qualification; it offers schools a unique opportunity to nurture a paradigm shift that affects how reading skills are measured, how struggling readers are identified and addressed, and how teachers think about meeting the needs of ALL students. This book is results-oriented and consistently riveted to achieving gains in student reading scores. Not only is data used to make every key decision about the appropriate instruction for an individual student, but it's also paramount to determine whether RTI is making a difference for the student population as a whole. Improvement in student reading is what really matters. Just like a race car driver's job is not done until he safely crosses the finish line, hopefully in first place, an educator's job is not done until a school's RTI practices result in at least 95 percent of students reading at benchmark levels.