This collection of resources provides information about improving educational outcomes for English Learners through culturally and linguistically responsive implementation of an MTSS/RTI framework.
RTI for English Language Learners: Appropriately Using Screening and Progress Monitoring Tools to Improve Instructional Outcomes
This brief provides a framework for using Response to Intervention (RTI) with students who are English Language Learners (ELLs) from Hispanic backgrounds. It examines the characteristics of these students, defines the RTI process, and then models how students’ linguistic, cultural, and experiential backgrounds can guide appropriate screening, progress monitoring, and goal setting that will help promote English literacy. The brief concludes with a case study that provides specific recommendations for how to apply screening and progress monitoring with ELLs. The accompanying placemat was developed to provide an overview of specific considerations for ELLs when implementing the four essential components of a RTI framework.
This collection of publications includes research articles, presentations, tools, and briefs on a range of MTSS/RTI related topics.
RTI for English Language Learners: Appropriate Screening, Progress Monitoring, and Instructional Planning
In this webinar, Dr. Julie Esparza Brown, Dr. Amanda Sanford, and Erin Lolich focus on improving educational outcomes for English Language Learners (ELLs) through culturally and linguistically responsive implementation of an RTI framework in the area of elementary reading. Specifically, it discusses critical considerations to appropriately utilize screening and progress monitoring data with ELL students to improve reading outcomes by addressing the factors that influence ELL students' academic success. The webinar includes recommendations for the appropriate selection and use of screening and progress monitoring data based on students' unique backgrounds and needs and uses a case study to illustrate these recommendations with a first grade ELL student.
This collection of resources provides information about progress monitoring. Progress monitoring is used to assess students’ academic performance, to quantify a student rate of improvement or responsiveness to instruction, and to evaluate the effectiveness of instruction. Progress monitoring can be implemented with individual students or an entire class. In progress monitoring, attention should focus on fidelity of implementation and selection of evidence-based tools, with consideration for cultural and linguistic responsiveness and recognition of student strengths.
This collection of resources provides information about screening. Universal screening assessments are typically brief, conducted with all students at a grade level, and followed by additional testing or short-term progress monitoring to corroborate students’ risk status. In screening, attention should focus on fidelity of implementation and selection of evidence-based tools, with consideration for cultural and linguistic responsiveness and recognition of student strengths.
Webinars are web-based seminars, or presentations, that are transmitted over the web. This collection includes webinars on a range of RTI related topics.