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October 16, 2013 ACTION UPDATE

Treatment Integrity: Ensuring the “I” in RtI
A critical element of the Response to Intervention process is that evidence-based interventions are implemented with high degrees of fidelity. In a new article, Joseph Kovaleski, Christina Marco-Fies, and Michael Boneshefski outline direct and indirect measures that can be used to ensure treatment integrity so that meaningful student outcomes are achieved within a multi-tier system of supports.
 
Treatment Fidelity Tools
Efforts to create and collect task-analyzed, step-by-step protocols to use in the assessment of treatment integrity have to date been a localized activity. Dr. Joseph Kovaleski of Indiana University in Pennsylvania has assembled a number of available treatment integrity protocols that have been developed by a variety of sources as an aid to practitioners and researchers. Select from the list of over 50 fidelity checklists for reading instruction!
 
RTI Talk: Ensuring the Fidelity of the “I” in RtI
October 28, 2013 at 3 p.m. ET
Join Dr. Christina Marco-Fies during our next RTI Talk as she answers your questions about how to determine the level of treatment integrity to ensure an intervention is implemented as planned, intended, or originally designed. Submit your questions today!



Ask the Experts

What should we do if we feel that the fidelity of instruction was compromised in one of the tiers of intervention?

Dr. George Noell outlines steps to address concerns about treatment integrity and notes that “Without solid implementation, RTI is a process lacking in substance.” He also suggests resources on how to measure implementation, discuss problems, and provide feedback.

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Scheduling Challenges Tiered Reading Intervention
The realities of budget, personnel and scheduling constraints make implementation of Response to Intervention with integrity challenging. In her latest blog post, Lauren Campsen describes the scheduling model for reading interventions that her school has developed to overcome some of these challenges and suggests ways that others can adapt the model to meet the unique needs of their school.

NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Executive Function 101
Do your students struggle with everyday tasks like planning, time management and keeping track of multiple assignments? They could be having executive function difficulties. Learn more by downloading NCLD's new e-book, “Executive Function 101.”

Need Help with RTI?
The National Center for Learning Disabilities’ RTI Action Network has developed a new online planning tool to help educators successfully implement RTI K-6. The Field Guide to Implementing Response to Intervention Online Learning Modules, K-6 is designed to help educators successfully implement RTI with fidelity. Featuring case studies, exercises, and videos with expert interviews and classroom footage, the six interactive, hour-long learning modules guide school teams step-by-step through the implementation planning process. Now available from Corwin Press!


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