Science, Social Studies, and RTI

Science, Social Studies, and RTI

Louise Brooks (Independent Researcher, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-8516-1.ch007
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Abstract

The Response to Intervention (RTI) service delivery model has been used primarily in the secondary language arts (reading) academic content area and in the various math courses. RTI has rarely, if at all, been introduced in secondary science and social science courses, even though students are struggling in these courses due to the increase in reading and math content embedded within them. This chapter focuses on implementation of RTI in science and social studies courses at the secondary level. The utilization of a universal screener, tiers, progress monitoring, and fidelity is discussed, followed by a presentation of specific examples of research-based interventions that can be used at each tier level in the science and social sciences content areas.
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Rti Components

The most common format of the Response to Intervention service delivery model includes a universal screening, tiers, progress monitoring, and fidelity. A brief overview of each of these aspects in relation to implementation in science and/or social studies is included below.

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