RTI (Part 4): Putting It All Together
The RTI approach is multifaceted. Effective implementation requires extensive knowledge of the underlying principles of the approach, of the components of high-quality instruction, and of the assessment procedures. To achieve full implementation of RTI, the following should be considered:
- It may be beneficial to initially implement only one component of the approach (e.g., progress monitoring) and later introduce other components (e.g., tier decision-making, universal screening).
- This process may take several years.
Various aspects of RTI are presented in three IRIS Modules. This module has attempted to synthesize the information presented in:
The movie below summarizes Mr. Brewster’s experience with the multiple aspects of RTI (time: 0:55).
Revisiting Initial Thoughts
Think back to your responses to the Initial Thoughts questions at the beginning of this module. After working through the Perspectives & Resources, do you still agree with those responses? If not, what aspects about them would you change?
How can Mr. Brewster and the other school professionals at Rosa Parks Elementary School prepare to implement RTI?
How can the Rosa Parks teachers effectively implement the RTI components in each tier?
What other considerations should Mr. Brewster and the other school professionals be aware of when implementing RTI?
When you are ready, proceed to the Assessment section.