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Response to Intervention (RtI)

1. How is an individual's response to intervention (RtI) assessed?

2. What are the benefits of RtI over the discrepancy method?

3. What are some negative aspects of RtI?

4. How will student diversity, school district wealth, student-teacher ratio, and parental involvement affect the effectiveness of RtI?

This last question is in regards to how to figure a grade average.

daily homework counts as 15%, quizz counts as 25%, and tests count as 50%.

Example of Students grades
Daily homework, 86. 60. 90, 70,70,70,65 average on daily is 73
Quizzes 40, 54, 40 average on quizzes is 45
Test 79, 78, 63, 88 average on tests is 77
grade average overall is 65

What would a student need to make on a test grade in order to bring the over all grade average to a 70 and what is the formula to figure this out?

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1. How is an individual's response to intervention (RtI) assessed?

Response to Intervention (RtI) is a prevention system with the purpose of maximizing student achievement and reducing behavior problems.

Since the assessment data that are collected are used to guide instruction, things measured must be relevant in the development, evaluation, or modification of instruction. Examples of these data are those that directly measure the skills that interests the one doing the assessment. For example, if one is interested in assessing the student's ability to read words fluently in connected text, the measurement that must be done should be done must be something that relates to that - reading in connected text, not the assembling of puzzles or just copy line drawings, etc. These measures must have the least amount of inference as possible. The lowest level of inference in assessing students for RtI is directly observing a student while he/she performs the task of interest. Aside from using a direct method, the information that the measurement must give should be educationally relevant to the decision that one is trying to make. It must align with the purpose of the assessment; information must be about a variable that can be altered; and it must also link to instruction or intervention as validity is also of utmost importance in assessment and evaluation. After determining relevancy, check if the information is available, can be obtained or not, and plan on how to obtain it if it is obtainable.

In assessment and evaluation, tests are not the only sole way of collecting information. A handy rubric called RIOT (Review, Interview, Observe, Test) is also often used in assessing RtI.

RtI assessment and evaluation requires that we think differently about what things we do, how and why we do them.
With RtI in the schools, the students who are at risk for poor learning outcomes are identified, monitored, provided evidence-based interventions in which the nature and intensity of these interventions are adjusted according to the responsiveness of the student, and students with disabilities are identified.

2. What are the benefits of RtI over the discrepancy method?

RtI approach does not formally evaluate the cognitive abilities or the child's academic achievement. The traditional discrepancy method ...

Solution Summary

The solution explains how an individual's response to RtI is assessed; the benefits of RtI over the discrepancy method; the negative aspects of RtI; and it also discusses how student diversity, school district wealth, student-teacher ratio, and parental involvement affec tth eeffectiveness of RtI. References are included.

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