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Offers best practices for implementing RTI at the school-wide level-to ensure success for all learners
Response-to-Intervention is now mandated at schools across the country. While there are a handful of books offering tips on implementation, schools are still struggling to find the best approaches. This book, from a prominent RTI researcher, explains how the most successful schools using RTI manage the process. Sailor offers best practices for implementing RTI not only at the classroom level, but also at the school-wide and district-wide levels, to ensure no student falls through the cracks and schools fulfill the promise of RTI.
... Offers clear guidance on implementing Response-to-Intervention effectively
... Reveals the framework used by the most successful schools using RTI
... Includes information on applying RTI for behavioral problems as well as academic challenges
... Contains illustrative examples of how the approach is applied at all levels, from individual student to school-wide and district-wide
... Written by a top researcher in the field of Response-to Intervention
Wayne Sailor, PhD, professor of Special Education at the University of Kansas, has been working on behalf of children with disabilities more than 30 years. He is associate director of the Beach Center on Disability at the University of Kansas.
"At its heart, school reform is about great teachers and great teaching. RTI is one of the most powerful tools to support great teaching, and...Sailor shows how it can be implemented most effectively."--Michelle Rhee, MPP., chancellor, District of Columbia Public Schools
"The promises and possibilities of RTI become real in this book. Sailor's refreshing approach makes the content accessible and doable for general and special educators; school administrators, counselors and psychologists; district and state leaders; and community and family members.."--George Sugai, PhD, Carole J. Neag endowed chair and professor, Neag School of Education, University of Connecticut, Storrs
"For educators who work in the complex world of America's schools, Sailor offers a path forward.."--Elizabeth B. Kozleski, EdD, professor and principal investigator, The Equity Alliance, Arizona State University
336 pages. 2009