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3-Tier (RTI- MTSS) Elementary Literacy Resources  

 

Please click RTI-MTSS Secondary for resources and helpful links related to Middle Schools and High Schools.

 

RTI at Oakland Schools: A Multi-Tiered System of Supports (RTI- MTSS) 

  
Oakland Schools Early Childhood, Learning Services, and Special Education Departments are privileged to have facilitated pilot projects  with elementary schools around the county in their implementation of Response to Intervention (RTI)- Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) for early literacy instruction. The goal of an RTI- MTSS framework for literacy is to improve student achievement using a coordinated, data-driven system so that each student receives the research-based instruction and support necessary to read on grade level.  
 
As a result of our work with pilot schools and Oakland County building leadership teams, Oakland Schools has developed presentations, resources, and tools to assist schools who may be exploring or implementing RTI- MTSS.  Prior to beginning to implement an RTI- MTSS framework, schools are advised to spend time exploring the big ideas of this school-wide model.  Schools who commit to an RTI- MTSS framework undergo three distinct phases of implementation: Consensus, Infrastructure and Initial Implementation, and Sustained Implementation.  The resources below are organized according to this sequence of implementation.  For questions, please contact Dr. Joan Firestone, Director of Early Childhood Education, at Joan.Firestone@Oakland.k12.mi.us.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EXPLORATION: RTI- MTSS Early Literacy Big Ideas  
 
     Oakland Schools Model for 3-Tier (RTI- MTSS) Elementary Literacy                    
 
                                       
 
     History of the Oakland Schools 3-Tier Elementary Literacy Pilot Project, 
            "RTI: Really Terrific Idea? Really Terrible Idea?"- Powerpoint

 

     Essential Elements of RTI and a 3-Tier Framework
     Action Steps for Consensus, Infrastructure, and Implementation
     Leadership Team Readiness Survey    
 
     Links
       The websites listed below are for administrators, teachers, and parents to review, and are neither specifically recommended nor endorsed by Oakland Schools.

  

 

 
     Tools for Determining a Compelling Need for a 3-Tier Framework & Attending to Consensus
 
     Tools for Creating Professional Learning Communities within a 3-Tier Framework
 
     Tools for Aligning and Prioritizing Resources
  • System Wide Success Grid Activity
  • Mapping Current District and Building Initiatives Worksheet   
  • Long-Term School Timeline Example   
  • School Yearly Timeline Example        
  • Sample RTI-MTSS School Calendar (2014-15 School Year)    
  • 3-Tier Descriptions Activity
  • Schoolwide 3-Tier Framework (Oregon) Example  
  • Schoolwide 3-Tier Framework (Oakland County) Example    
  • Schoolwide 3-Tier Framework Blank Page
  • Oakland Schools 3-Tier Website Bookmark  
    
    Tools for Communicating Schoolwide RTI Efforts to Parents
 
     Self-Assessments and Action Planning Tools
    • Staff Reflection Worksheet
    • Grade-Level or Building Self-Assessment: Example 1
    • Grade-Level or Building Self-Assessment: Example 2   
    • Grade-Level or Building Self-Assessment: Example 3
    • Grade-Level or Building Self-Assessment: Example 4
    • Grade-Level Self-Assessment self-graphing Excel File  
    • Self-Assessment Summary Page- Example 1
    • Self-Assessment Summary Page- Example 2
    • Blank Action Plan- Example 1
    • Blank Action Plan- Example 2  
    • Blank Action Plan- Example 3
    • Leadership Team Reflection Guide for Developing Consensus (Day 1)  Worksheet 
    • Leadership Team Reflection Guide for Consensus, Infrastructure, Implementation (Day 5) Worksheet
         
 
PHASE 2- INFRASTRUCTURE AND INITIAL IMPLEMENTATION
 
     Key Components of Infrastructure Handout
 
 
     Four Purposes of Assessment and Assessment Matrix Worksheets
  • Assessment in a 3-Tier (RTI) Model- Powerpoint   
  • Principles of Data Use in a 3-Tier (RTI) Model- Powerpoint 
  • Assessment Organizer from Lake Orion District (Oakland County)- Example
     Universal Screening (Benchmark Assessment)
Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) is one example of a universal screening assessment tool; however schools using an RTI framework may choose to use other available universal screening tools.  The pilot schools in Oakland County use DIBELS as a universal screening assessment tool and Oakland Schools offers professional development training for DIBELS on a regular basis.  
 
Beginning in the fall of 2010, the 7th Edition of DIBELS, DIBELS Next, became available for download at http://dibels.org/.  Schools may choose to continue with the DIBELS 6th Edition materials or transition to DIBELS Next.  The DIBELS Data System is available for each version of DIBELS. 
 
Oakland Schools offers training for staff who wish to administer DIBELS Next: DIBELS Next Essentials (a 2-day training for staff who have never been officially trained in DIBELS).  Please visit the Oakland Schools Professional Development webpage to register for a training.  If you are unable to participate in a face-to-face training, Dynamic Measurement Group offers online training for DIBELS Next.  While our recommendation is to take advantage of an official Oakland Schools training, this online training option would help buildings ensure higher fidelity of implementation than teachers training themselves or learning from the teacher next door.    
 
Oakland Schools stocks DIBELS materials for non-profit sale to all districts.  Go to: www.osprintshop.com, Click on “Products/Services”, Click on “Dibels Testing” for a scannable/faxable order form. Frequently asked DIBELS questions and answers can be viewed at https://dibels.uoregon.edu/faq.php.

 

     

                 DMG Practice Videos for FSF, PSF, NWF, DORF and Retell   

     

                    -  Benchmark Goals
                      - DIBELS Next Benchmark Assessment materials (3 times per year)
                      - DIBELS Next Progress Monitoring (for interventions)
     
     
     
     
         Problem Solving in Grade-Level Meetings                  

     

     

     

      • Problem Solving Process at Grade Level Meetings: Fall- Powerpoint
      • Problem Solving Process at Grade Level Meetings: Winter- Powerpoint
      • Problem Solving Process at Grade Level Meetings: Spring- Powerpoint
        • A Model for Conducting a Functional Assessment of Academic Performance Problems-  Article by Daly, Martens, Witt, and Dool (PDF)
     
         Classroom Data Organizers
     
    • Grouping for Classroom and Small Group Instruction at Grade-Level Meetings-Powerpoint
    • How to Use Classroom Organizers for Data Display- Powerpoint
      
                        Classroom Organizers  (Print double-sided to facilitate note-taking):
     
     
    Fall Winter
    Kindergarten Kindergarten
    1st Grade 1st Grade
    2nd Grade 2nd Grade
    3rd Grade 3rd Grade
    4th Grade 4th Grade
    5th Grade 5th Grade
    Based on DIBELS 6th Edition:                                              Based on DIBELS Next:
     
     
        
        Analysis of Core Reading Program
     
         Tools for Core Instruction
     
         Tools for Intervention
      • The Continuum of Interventions in a 3-Tier Early Literacy Model- Powerpoint
      • Characteristics of Intervention in a 3-Tier Model- Powerpoint
      • Characteristics of Intervention: Role Play Activity
      • A Review of the Continuum of Interventions in a 3-Tier Early Literacy Model- Powerpoint
      • Intervention Planning Process Tool Handout
      • Intervention Alignment Tool Handout
      • Intervention Attendance Sheet Example
      • Instructional Variables Checklist - Literacy
      • Instructional Variables Checklist - Behavior
      • Considerations When Adding an Additional Intervention to Your Literacy Continuum Handout
      • Matching Book Levels to Literacy Behaviors and Word Study Skills: Guidesheet
      • Example #1- Intervention Planning Form
      • Example #2- Intervention Planning Form
      • Example #3- Intervention Planning Form
      • Student Intervention Plans from Donelson Hills Elementary- Example 1 and Example 2 
      • Charts for Graphing Progress from Donelson Hills Elementary- Example 1 
      • Visual Schedule and Self-Monitoring Sheets from Donelson Hills Elementary- Example 1
     
         Progress Monitoring
        Self-Assessments and Action Planning Tools
    • Leadership Team Reflection Guide for Developing Infrastructure (Day 2) Worksheet
    • Leadership Team Reflection Guide for Developing Infrastructure for Grade-Level Team Meetings (Day 3)  Worksheet
     
        Stakeholder Shareout Power Point Template    
     
     
    PHASE 3- SUSTAINED IMPLEMENTATION
     
        Bringing New Staff On-Board
    • Bringing New Staff On-Board During Sustained Implementation- Powerpoint
    • Bringing New Staff On-Board: Resource List  

     

    • Leadership Team Implementation Training: Day 5 Powerpoint
    • Leadership Team Implementation Training: Day 6 Powerpoint
    • Leadership Team Implementation Training: Day 7 Powerpoint  
    • Leadership Team Implementation Training: Day 8 Powerpoint

     

     

     

     Implementation Integrity

    • Implementation Integrity Toolkit:

     

    Stakeholder Shareout Power Point Template    

     

    Planning for the Fall in the Spring Power Point

     

     

     

    Professional Development Opportunities at Oakland Schools

     

     

    Professional development should be aligned with school and grade-level action plans to the fullest extent possible.  Oakland Schools offers a variety of professional development opportunities to support schools that are exploring or implementing an RTI- MTSS early literacy framework.  Please check out our professional development webpage at https://www.oakland.k12.mi.us/tabid/677/Default.aspx and use the Advanced Search option to find the offerings that meet your needs.  

     

     

     

     

     

    Original 3-Tier (RTI- MTSS) pilot schools in Oakland County include: Donelson Hills Elementary (Waterford), Riverside Elementary (Waterford), Schalm Elementary (Clawson), Grandview Elementary (Clarenceville), Halfman Elementary (Madison), Edison Elementary (Madison), Costello Elementary (Troy), and Musson Elementary (Rochester).

     While our pilot schools and building leadership teams continue to implement this framework over time, and professional learning continues to be developed at Oakland Schools, we are proud to provide access to the resources above for schools that are exploring or implementing RTI.

 

    Archived Foundational Content Presentations:     

 

 


 
RTI-MTSS Secondary Literacy Resources  

 

 

ESTABLISHING CONSENSUS AND INFRASTRUCTURE

 

RTI Secondary Literacy Big Ideas

 

RTI Secondary Literacy Resources Slides

 

RTI Action Network Q&A: Establishing a Multi-Tiered System of Supports in Secondary Schools

 

Center on Instruction's Practice Brief: Effective Instruction for Adolescent Struggling Readers (2008)

       -   Practice Brief Jigsaw Activity for Adult Learning

       -   Professional Development Module: Effective Instruction for Adolescent Struggling Readers (2nd Edition)

 

I.E.S. Syntehsis:  Improving Reading Outcomes for Students with or at Risk for Reading Disabilities

 

 

Dr. Kevin Feldman: Improving Adolescent Literacy- Effective Classroom and Intervention Practices within an RTI Framework (presented 4/22/13) Powerpoint, Resource ListVideos of Classroom Instruction

 

Dr. Kevin Feldman's 12 Big Ideas of Effective Literacy Interventions  (presented 3/5/14)

 

Dr. Kevin Feldman's Presentation: Getting Intervention Right- 2014  (presented 3/5/14)

 

 

 

IMPLEMENTATION

 

  

 

Links

The websites listed below are for administrators, teachers, and parents to review, and are neither specifically recommended nor endorsed by Oakland Schools.

 


Professional Development

(1/2 Day Event)

November 6, 2013 

(8:30 - 11:30am)

 

 

RTI-MTSS Foundational Content: Grade-Level Data Meetings Prep & Simulation for Elementary Literacy

(1/2 Day Event)

February 5, 2014  

(8:30 - 11:30am)

 

 

RTI-MTSS Foundational Content: Implementing and Evaluating Your Elementary Literacy Intervention Continuum

(1/2 Day Event)

March 5, 2014

(8:30 - 11:30am) 

 

 

RTI-MTSS Data Review Team Time at Oakland Schools (Work Sessions) 

(1 Day Events)

Fall- October 2, 2013

Winter- February 5, 2014

Spring- May 20, 2014 

(8:30am - 3:30pm)

 
 
RTI Network  (1/2 Day Events)
(12:30 - 3:45 pm)
 
 
(8:30am - 3:00pm)
 
 
(2 Day Event)
(8:30 am - 3:30 pm)
 
 
 
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