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Taking Action: A Handbook for RTI at Work™

This comprehensive implementation guide covers every element required to build and sustain a schoolwide RTI at Work™ program.

Benefits

  • Consider why an achievement gap remains in 21st century education and how response to intervention (RTI) can address that gap.
  • Review the revised RTI at Work™ pyramid and its three tiers.
  • Understand how RTI at Work™ builds on the PLC at Work™ process.
  • Learn what roles teacher teams, leadership teams, and schoolwide teams play in an RTI at Work™ intervention structure.
  • Understand the differences among intervention, extension, prevention, and enrichment.
  • Avoid common missteps when implementing RTI.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The RTI at Work Pyramid
Part One: Tier 1 Essential Actions
Chapter 2: A Culture of Collective Responsibility
Chapter 3: Tier 1 Teacher Team Essential Actions
Chapter 4: Tier 1 Schoolwide Essential Actions
Part Two: Tier 2 Essential Actions
Chapter 5: Tier 2 Teacher Team Essential Actions
Chapter 6: Tier 2 Schoolwide Essential Actions
Part Three: Tier 3 Essential Actions
Chapter 7: Tier 3 Schoolwide Essential Actions
Chapter 8: Tier 3 Intervention Team Essential Actions
Epilogue: Eating the Elephant

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Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Epilogue

Suggested Resources

Books and DVDs

  • Buffum, A., & Mattos, M. (2015). It’s About Time: Planning Interventions and Extensions in Elementary School. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Buffum, A., Mattos, M., & Weber, C. (2009). Pyramid Response to Intervention: RTI, Professional Learning Communities, and How to Respond When Kids Don’t Learn. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Buffum, A., Mattos, M., & Weber, C. (2012). Simplifying Response to Intervention: Four Essential Guiding Principles. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Buffum, A., Mattos, M., Weber, C., & Hierck, T. (2015). Uniting Academic and Behavior Interventions: Solving the Skill or Will Dilemma. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Conzemius, A. E., & O’Neill, J. (2014). The Handbook for SMART School Teams: Revitalizing Best Practices for Collaboration (2nd ed.). Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • DuFour, R., DuFour, R., Eaker, R., Many, T. W., & Mattos, M. (2016). Learning by Doing: A Handbook for Professional Learning Communities at Work (3rd ed.). Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Marzano, R. J., Heflebower, T., Hoegh, J. K., Warrick, P., & Grift, G. (2016). Collaborative Teams That Transform Schools: The Next Step in PLCs. Bloomington, IN: Marzano Research.
  • Mattos, M. (2017). Timebomb: The Cost of Dropping Out [DVD]. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Mattos, M., & Buffum, A. (2015). It’s About Time: Planning Interventions and Extensions in Secondary School. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Mattos, M., DuFour, R., DuFour, R., Eaker, R., & Many, T. W. (2016). Concise Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Professional Learning Communities at Work. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Muhammad, A. (2018). Transforming School Culture: How to Overcome Staff Division (2nd ed.). Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.

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