What is RTI? RTI is a well-developed, collaborative process involving regular and special education. RTI emphasizes collaborative decision-making using periodic assessment, differentiated instruction in classrooms, and increasingly intense interventions as needed. The critical components of RTI are well-designed curriculum and instruction, interventions at increasing levels of intensity, well-trained staff, and assessment-driven decision-making.
Most schools develop a multi-tiered RTI model to provide struggling learners with services and interventions at increasing levels of intensity:
In an RTI model all students receive standards-based comprehensive reading instruction with differentiated instruction as needed. Universal screening identifies students who need additional diagnostic assessment and strategic supplementary instruction. These students receive increasingly more intensive instruction with data-driven program adjustments as indicated by periodic assessments of progress. A few students, whose skills are far behind their peers, may need to receive only specialized intervention, but for the shortest amount of time as possible. This cycle of intervention, progress monitoring, and adjustment of the intervention continues—even if a determination for special education eligibility is made—in a seamless collaboration between regular and special education.
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Read Naturally's valid and reliable oral reading fluency assessments and diagnostic phonics assessment have been designed to monitor and document student progress. Read Naturally assessments can be used to screen for students who are at risk for reading difficulty, to diagnosis specific instructional needs, and/or to assess student progress over time.
Benchmark Assessor Live and Quick Phonics Screener are used with students in any of the three tiers. Reading Fluency Progress Monitor is appropriate for frequent assessments of students in Tier 1 and Tier 2.
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|Benchmark Assessor Live |
Screening tool for measuring overall reading proficiency at grade level
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|Reading Fluency Progress Monitor |
Continuous student monitoring throughout the year to measure growth in reading proficiency
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|Quick Phonics Screener |
Diagnostic assessment to identify strengths and needs in phonics/decoding skills
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Read Naturally programs are well-suited to support core reading programs in an RTI Model.
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|Read Naturally® Live |
Individualized reading intervention program using web-based software
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|Read Naturally® Encore |
New individualized reading intervention program using printed stories and audio CDs
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|One Minute Reader® iPad App |
Audio-supported, leveled interactive books for independent reading in school or at home
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|Read Naturally® Masters Edition |
Individualized reading intervention program for specific audiences using printed stories and audio CDs
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|Read Naturally® GATE |
Small-group instruction to teach phonemic awareness, phonics, high-frequency words, and fluency
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|||Take Aim! at Vocabulary |
Small-group/individual instruction to teach vocabulary using high-quality words and nonfiction text
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|Word Warm-ups® |
Individualized phonics program to develop automaticity in decoding
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|Signs for SoundsTM |
Small group/individual instruction to teach phonics and high-frequency words through spelling
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Small-group instruction to teach phonemic awareness using scripted curriculum and interactive exercises.
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