Secondary RtI Newsletter
February 2016 - Volume 3
Reviewing Resources with the RtI Reference Guide Site
What types of data can we collect?
Here are some whole class strategies that can be used to collect data, that can seamlessly be added into a teacher's daily routine: https://docs.google.com/presentation/pub?id=1nzhdnyMQmio5lNT75ITB45rHyLISHEEHZlHTWJRqLmQ&start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000
What can we do with the data we have?
Eduphoria is your friend!!
After going to Absolute Service, login as usual, and search the Self-Help tab for "Aware Interactive". Both tutorials, one for administrators and one for teachers/support staff, will pop up.
Time for a change? Analyze the interventions that you are using!
1. How many data points have been collected? Rule of thumb: You will get a pretty good idea of the success of the intervention after 3-5 data points are collected.
2. What is the data trend? If you were to graph the progress, how does the progress look?
3. What other factors need to be taken into account? For example, was the student/teacher absent? Did a critical event influence the outcome? Have we chosen the correct item upon which to intervene?
4. What is the student's progress look like compared to his/her peers? For example, if the whole class is struggling with the same concept, it might not be the intervention that needs to be changed.
5. What if the intensity or approach of the intervention is changed? Maybe the student would be successful in a different grouping, smaller group size, more time on the intervention, or with a different presentation of the material.
Ways to Make Your RtI Conversations Rich
1. Bring your data, and be ready to talk about it.
2. Keep the conversation focused on the data.
3. When creating interventions, ask yourself: is the goal is subjective or objective? Is the goal/focus measurable?
4. Be specific with the timeframe of the intervention, and assign who will be intervening with the student.
5. Work on the FOG (or other form) as the meeting is occurring.
6. Set the date of the review meeting.