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News from May 2015

New module explains how schools can use free app to monitor their response to intervention implementation
May 20, 2015

The Building Response to Intervention Capacity for Texas Schools project has released a new a "how-to" module for its Campus Response to Intervention Progress Monitoring Tool (RTI-PMT), a free app for electronic tablets and computers.

The RTI-PMT provides real-time data on how an elementary campus’ RTI model is working during an academic year. It promotes collaboration among grade-level teams in identifying entry and exit criteria for each intervention setting (or tier) and proactive decision-making related to resources and professional development support. The tool is simple to use: After each screening assessment, educators enter the names of their at-risk students and assign an intervention setting. The app organizes and displays data at the teacher, grade, and campus levels in pie charts or bar charts. When data are updated at the beginning, middle, and end of year, the displays show progress in meeting students’ needs, as students move to less intensive settings or exit intervention. The tool also can be used to share campus success with stakeholders.

For more information and to access both the module and the app, visit the Building RTI Capacity website.

Tags: Response to Intervention Institute  Building Capacity for Response to Intervention Implementation Project 

News from August 2012

News from July 2012

Building Capacity for Response to Intervention Implementation Project releases new podcasts
July 31, 2012

The Building Capacity for Response to Intervention Implementation Project added four new podcasts to a series of conversations with MCPER Executive Director Dr. Sharon Vaughn. In these podcasts, Vaughn responds to frequently asked questions, including the following:

  • What does effective intervention look like for secondary students with large gaps in achievement?
  • What components of reading should an intervention session prioritize?
  • How does implementation of response to intervention at the secondary level differ from response to intervention at the primary level?
  • What are some suggestions for content area teachers who provide instruction to secondary students with large achievement gaps?
  • What are some suggestions for universal screeners for secondary students? 

View these and other resources in the MCPER Library or on the Building Capacity for Response to Intervention external website.

Tags: Response to Intervention Institute  Building Capacity for Response to Intervention Implementation Project