The look on this poor child's face is what I think some teachers feel when RTI is mentioned! Does your school participate in RTI? How is it going? If RTI is done using the correct data and put into place properly, it can be an effective tool to helping students progress and succeed. Unfortunately, I hear from teachers that RTI isn't being helpful and is creating a lot more work for them. And I truly hate that for them (sigh).
I have RTI set up at my school to where Tier 2 goes for 10 weeks and Tier 3 goes on until 12 weeks. We intervene with 2 interventions at a time. No more, no less. We don't want the student overwhelmed, but we also want to be making as much progress as we can. One excellent way to motivate the student is to get them involved in their own graphing. Each week they can graph their progress. And they enjoy this. They like seeing their successes and if a week is lower than what they want, they know what they need to do to bring that back up. But it is important that these be kept in a separate binder, just for the student. Not displayed for everyone. I make it clear to the students that they are only in competition with themselves not anyone else.
At my school, the teachers keep weekly graphs charting the progress of the students. We have a goal line plotted on the graph that helps guide us to whether the student is making adequate progress or not. If not, then the teacher may need to make a change in their teaching or the intervention may need to be changed.
All these graphs are kept in binders and there are binders for grades K- 3. The graphs the teachers keep are very important as we use those in our meetings to make decisions at the end of each RTI cycle on where to place students- keep them in that current tier, move up a tier, or move down.
I hope that you have found this RTI information helpful and I really do hope that RTI is successful in your school! You can click any of the pictures or click here to see my RTI binders.