Response To Intervention (RTI) is one of the most widely used problem-solving frameworks in schools today due to its proven effectiveness and its comprehensive, team-based design. Since being listed as an alternative method of identifying students with learning disabilities (SLD) in the 2004 reauthorization of IDEA (the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act), RTI has become a familiar term to most educators. However, less has been written about how to use RTI in middle schools than in elementary schools. This guide answers questions about how to overcome the unique challenges involved in implementing RTI in middle school settings.
A valuable quick-reference guide for middle school teachers and other school staff, RTI for Middle Schools provides a concise overview of the RTI process and recommends numerous specific strategies for each of the three tiers of support. Author Joseph Casbarro, PhD, explains how these targeted recommendations address distinct considerations posed at the middle school level.
The guide also includes practical information on the following:
• Establishing RTI teams
• The role of guidance
• Universal screening
• Types of assessment