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School teams play an essential role in the successful implementation of response to intervention (RTI). This user-friendly book offers a roadmap for creating effective RTI teams and overcoming common pitfalls. The authors discuss the nuts and bolts of planning and facilitating meetings during which data-based decisions are made about screening, interventions, and progress monitoring for individual students (K-6) or the whole school. Ways to develop sustainable team practices and strengthen collaboration are described. In a large-size format with lay-flat binding for easy photocopying, the book includes more than two dozen reproducible planning forms and other handy tools. This book is in The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series.
Kelly Broxterman, PhD, is Associate Professor in the Department of School Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, where she is also Coordinator of the Service Learning Program. She has been nominated for excellence in teaching and service learning awards at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology on multiple occasions. Previously, Dr. Broxterman worked as a school psychologist and professional learning and leadership consultant for Heartland Area Education Agency in Iowa. She has presented nationally in the area of data-based decision making and RTI. Her current efforts involve consulting with schools implementing RTI. With Rachel Brown-Chidsey and Louise Bronaugh, she is a coauthor of RTI in the Classroom: Guidelines and Recipes for Success.
Angela J. Whalen, PhD, is an Instructor and Co-Director of Training in the School Psychology Program at the University of Oregon. Previously, Dr. Whalen worked as a school psychologist, data/literacy facilitator, and staff development specialist for the Vancouver (Washington) Public Schools and Heartland Area Education Agency in Iowa. Over the past 14 years, she has presented and consulted with schools nationally on topics related to RTI and data-based decision making. Her primary professional interests include academic assessment and intervention, supporting school improvement efforts that promote student achievement, and training and supervision in school psychology.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Data-Based Decision-Making Teams and Their Role in Schoolwide Response-to-Intervention Models
I. Before the Team Meeting
2. Getting Started: Establishing Your Team
3. Planning for Collaborative Data-Team Meetings in RTI
II. During the Team Meeting
4. Data-Based Benchmark Assessment and Screening Decisions
5. Data-Based Intervention Planning Decisions
6. Data-Based Progress Monitoring Decisions
III: After the Team Meeting
7. The Roadmap: Planning for Data-Based Decision Making
8. Making It Happen: Implementing and Sustaining Data-Based Decision Making in Collaborative RTI Teams