Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Response to Intervention-Link UP!

A few weeks ago, I swung my car into the parking lot of Circle K to grab an iced tea after seeing the AMAZING Pat Quinn's RTI conference. I soon realized that I was getting strange looks from the people in the Circle K.  I discretely checked my zipper and felt my hair for a wild rebel curl.
Once I got back in my car, I realized I still had my "Response to Intervention" name tag.  Do you suppose they thought I was fresh out of rehab from a Dr. Drew-sort-of-intervention? 

Any hoo...
I have been working with a team of FANTASTIC educators to help develop our elementary schools' RTI policy and procedures.  We have historically used the discrepancy model , but we realize this is not meeting the needs of our students.

Collaboratively we created this process:
(I checked with our Team Chair and she said I could share this with you all)

GLT = Grade Level Team; TST= Teacher Support Team

Teacher identifies no more than 3 areas of concern to focus on.
Grade Level Team helps decide on 1 area of need to focus on and helps select an intervention.  Fidelity checks are scheduled (peers supporting peers).
Teacher begins intervention and data collection.
3 fidelity checks are scheduled/documented over a 4-6 week period.

If progress is not made the student is brought to the building level Teacher Support Team (TST)
Teacher completes a worksheet in preparation for the TST meeting.
 Our goals were to keep the forms teacher friendly, the process teacher supported, and the interventions effective and well documented.


  1. I think the work that you have done at your school is fantastic. We are just beginning this work in our district and hope we can have something as great as what you have got!

  2. Thank you for sharing! I recently just went to my first meeting on RTI.

  3. Thanks for sharing Dee Dee! I will be attending a conference on this some time next fall in Jefferson City. These will be very useful!

  4. We are just implementing RTI. I will be sharing this with my school. Thanks for sharing such a detailed plan.

  5. We are in year 3 of RTI implementation...but I love your forms and organized plans...I will be sharing with my school. I hope you don't mind! :)

    Oh and I also want to congratulate you on being named one of the top 5 Kindergarten blogs! Woohoo! Congrats! Your blog is truly one of the best out there...thanks for being so inspiring! :)

  6. Thanks for sharing the resources! Our district is beginning to implement RTI and SST (Student Support Team). I'm going to look over them, and maybe share them with the team at my school.

    Miss W

    Miss W Teaches

  7. Isn't Pat Quinn amazing? I have seen him speak several times and he always has the audience laughing and crying no matter what the topic! Thanks for sharing!
    Pre-K Pages

  8. Vanessa,

    I know~I wanted to ship him off to our building! It was one of those conferences that just FLEW by!

  9. RTI has become all that I can think about. We are in our second year and really had to tweek some stuff this year. How did things end up for your building? Please fee free to check out my blog and follow if you like it .

  10. Hi Mrs. Blanton! We have made a few modifications to the forms I have posted here (I must repost some)...

    We are rolling RTI out to the staff in September and October. I will keep my fingers crossed.


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