RTI??

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  1. lilmarsh1

    lilmarsh1 Rookie

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    Hello everyone :) As a senior in my bachelors program in ECED I have been doing some research on RTI. I would just like a little help understanding it a little more, like in teacher terms. Can anyone kind of explain it a little more to me and how they use it in their classroom and school district? I would really appreciate it! :)
     
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    Hi, not to seem lazy, but I recommend you search the forums for this topic because it's been discussed a lot. RTI is just so "big" it takes a while to explain. And as you'll learn, people define it differently. :)
     
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    RtI is done differently in each school in my district, so it is pretty hard to exactly explain.
    There are 3 and 4 tier versions.
    At my school:
    Tier I- very basic in school interventions, packets of interventions sent home to be completed at home for extra practice
    Tier II- More classroom interventions, pull outs in groups of 4-6 kids, about 2 days a week for 30 minutes
    Tier III- Pulled out in groups of 1-2 for 30 minutes 4 days a week
    Tier IV- SpEd referral and testing
     
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    Interesting. I've never heard of the four tier model. My district only uses three tiers.
     
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    The three districts I've worked in since the "birth" of RtI have only used three tiers.

    My last district also had a limit on how many students could be monitored and currently labeled sped students must be included in that number.

    That is crazy. They kept saying that was the law. We must do it that way.......yet this district is the only place I've ever heard of doing this.
     
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    I think that the problem you are running into is that every district and school does RtI a little different.
     
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    The attached link is for the National Center on RtI. It is very helpful in answering most of my wonderings and I think that it will do the same for you.
    http://www.rti4success.org/
    Good luck
     
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    My school had 3 tiers, and a 4th tier for testing.

    Tier I: Regular ed, with differentiation
    Tier II: 30 min INDIVIDUALIZED instruction once a week
    Tier III: 30 min INDIVIDUALIZED instruction twice a week
     
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    Three tiers at my school as well.
    I. Gen. Ed with differentiation
    II. Pull out support in areas needed
    III. Sped
     
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    I think after reading a few different books then observing and student teaching at a few different schools who do RTI differently has confused me a little bit. But all of these replys have helped me alot. Another question I have is....after getting hired at a school what are the first things you do as the teacher to be ready for the students and to go along properly with what the school is doing (assessment, etc.)?
     
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    Schools that are using RtI use "DIBELS" to assess all students at the beginning of the year. The DIBELS scores tell teachers things such as how many letters and sounds a student knows, how many words per minute they can read, etc (depending on the grade level).
     
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    We don't use DIBELS. We used Easy CBM for math and reading.
     
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    We use AIMSWeb, mCLASS's Reading 3D, and mCLASS's DIBELS Next. (A bit overkill IMO)
     
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    :dizzy:
     
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    DIBELS is great, but it's not used by every school. One option for sure, and a good one at that :)
     
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    I would think the main thing would be asking the school what assessments you'll be expected to give, and to do some background reading/research on those techniques.
     
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    We use 3 tiers. Tier 1 = on level; Tier 2 = slightly below level, receives 30 minutes of intervention a day by classroom teacher; Tier 3 Below Level, receives 30 minutes of intervention daily- has been by an interventionist but due to budget cuts it looks like this, too, will be up to the classroom teacher this year.

    We use DIBELS as an assessment tool. Basically, the kids read a passage for one minute. They are expected to read a certain amount of words correctly in that minute- beginning of year, for example, might be 53 wpm, middle of year might be 72 wpm, and end of year might be 89 wpm. Their performance on these benchmarks (and regular progress monitoring- every 2 weeks for tiers 2 and 3) determine which tier they are in.

    Tier 2 kids are usually taught using materials that target fluency and comprehension while Tier 3 kids are taught using a systematic phonics program.
     
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    Thank you all so much!
     
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    Oh- and K-3 use Math 3D as well. BOY, MOY, and EOY assessment times are *super* fun! :crosseyed :|
     

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