The Largest Underperforming Subgroup in Schools May Surprise You: RTI for ALL

The largest underperforming subgroup in almost every school in America may not be the first set of students that comes to one’s mind. In fact, the largest underperforming subgroup may not even be considered “at-risk” by most educators. To be clear, we have a moral obligation to immediately and intensively serve those students most vulnerable … More The Largest Underperforming Subgroup in Schools May Surprise You: RTI for ALL

RTI Misconceptions

In case you haven’t heard, John Hattie’s most recent update to his Visible Learning meta-analyses of 252 ‘influences’ on student learning shows that RTI is even more effective than his prior analyses indicated – the effect size has increased from 1.09 to 1.29. It is, and has been, one of the very most impactful levers … More RTI Misconceptions

Tier 1 in RTI – Let’s Focus on Core…Not Simply More

We must cease ideological objections to evidence-based practices. There are elements of effective instruction proven to result in increases in student learning and in all students learning at high levels. They can and must be present in any and all lessons, regardless of grade level or content area. It is critical to note that the … More Tier 1 in RTI – Let’s Focus on Core…Not Simply More

A Roadmap for RTI Part 3

Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash As with any important journey, several factors need to be taken into consideration when using the RTI Roadmap: What’s our destination? What’s our starting point? Who’s “driving” (the change or desired outcome)? Who’s with us on the trip? This roadmap will provide guidance while enabling educators to make midcourse adjustments and bring … More A Roadmap for RTI Part 3