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Events: RtI and Multi-Tiered Models of Intervention (Online PLC Session)

Topic: Overview of the Arkansas's Comprehensive RtI Model

Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern / 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Central / 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Mountain / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Pacific

Presenters
Jennifer Gonzalez and Susan Friberg, Arkansas SPDG

Facilitators
Grace Zamora Duran, OSEP Project Officer
Audrey Desjarlais, Signetwork Coordinator

Materials/Resources

Integrating Arkansas’ Closing the Achievement Gap and Response-to-Intervention Initiatives: Critical Questions and Answers (PDF, 2011)

Closing the Achievement Gap (CTAG) is an Arkansas Department of Education initiative to facilitate effective school practices for all students across the state. It is anchored by a comprehensive effective school and schooling model of research-based practices that help districts and schools meet the diverse academic and social, emotional, and behavioral learning needs of ALL students. As part of the CTAG model, the Response-to-Instruction and Intervention (RtI2) process is used when individual students are underachieving, unsuccessful, or unresponsive in the classroom—academically and/or relative to their social, emotional, or behavioral functioning. When implemented with integrity, the RtI2 process supports all students’ learning by identifying the services, supports, strategies, and programs that they need. This technical assistance document identifies essential questions and answers that help explain the CTAG initiative, and how it links to the RtI2 process across a multi-tiered instruction and intervention system.

The Arkansas Response-to-Instruction and Intervention (RtI2) Model Implementation Guidebook (PDF, 9/2011)

The Response-to-Instruction and Intervention (RtI2) process is used when students are underachieving, unsuccessful, or unresponsive in the classroom—academically and/or relative to their social, emotional, or behavioral functioning. Grounded in the state’s Closing the Achievement Gap (CTAG) initiative, this Model Implementation Guidebook provides a step-by-step RtI2 implementation approach that is practical, field-tested, effective, and student-centered. Organized along a prevention to intensive need continuum, it includes sample forms and problem solving tools to support implementation. Two primary components included in the guidebook are: (a) a process for data-based functional assessment to determine why a student is not responding to effective instruction and classroom management; and (b) a teaming process that involves a multi-tiered Problem Solving, Consultation, and Intervention service delivery approach.