Best practice for math intervention

```Meeting the needs of struggling learners
Victoria O’Neal
K-12 Math Intervention Specialist
Special Education
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What is RtI?
Core versus Intervention
Intervention resources
What is RtI?
What is best practice for core
instruction?
What is the difference between core
instruction and intervention?
What is best practice for
intervention?
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Provide high-quality constructive learning
experiences—5E model, for example
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Provide mathematically rigorous learning
experiences
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Move between concrete, pictorial, and abstract at
all levels of curriculum
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Emphasize real-world problem solving
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Incorporate frequent formative and summative
assessment
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Assess for need
Focus on number sense—rational number
attributes and operations
Provide direct, systematic, and explicit
instruction
Use Concrete-Representational-Abstract
sequencing
Give appropriate attention to procedural fluency
(facts and algorithms)
Be consistent
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Determine when you will do this intervention
strategic
Plan the intervention schedule
Prepare the materials
Pretest (optional)
5-10 minutes fluency, ~20 minutes lesson
Progress monitor
Posttest
RtI
Intervention
STAAR
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AISD RtI website
◦ http://www.austinschools.org/curriculum/RtI/
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Assisting Struggling with Math
◦ http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/practiceguide.aspx?sid
=2
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Collected Resources and Research on
Intervention
◦ http://www.epsilen.com/crs/1011911
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Texas Early Math Inventories (K-2, K-5 sped)
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Texas Math and Science Diagnostic System (311)
◦ http://3tiermathmodel.org/
◦ https://www.tmsds.org/
◦ Contact Victoria O’Neal if you do not have a TMSDS login
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Intervention Modules from Meadows Center (5-8)
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http://www.epsilen.com/crs/1011427
http://www.epsilen.com/crs/1012499
http://www.epsilen.com/crs/1012676
http://www.epsilen.com/crs/1116059
Contact Marc Thrall if you do not have a Project Share
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UT Dana Center Mathematics TEKS Toolkit (311)
◦ http://www.utdanacenter.org/mathtoolkit/
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Region IV Performance Assessments (3-11)
◦ http://www.escweb.net/tx_bm/math/
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National Library of Virtual Manipulatives (K12)
◦ http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vlibrary.html
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NCTM Illuminations
◦ http://illuminations.nctm.org/
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STAAR Vertical Alignment documents
◦ http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/spe
cial-ed/staaralt/frameworks/
◦ http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/spe
cial-ed/staaralt/vertalign/
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STAAR information from TEA (K-12)
◦ http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/sta
ar/
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