SPD 320 Topic 3 Clinical Field Experience A GCU
SPD 320 Topic 3 Clinical Field Experience A: Understanding Pre-Referral Assessments – The Classroom Teacher and RTI
RTI student progress data for Clinical Field Experience B is required to complete the assignment in Topic 6. Request this information from your mentor teacher prior to Clinical Field Experience B.
Response to Intervention (RTI) is a systematic pre-referral assessment process used by teachers and other school-based staff to ensure universal, targeted, and intensive individualized interventions are implemented prior to initiating the formal special education referral process. Teachers should understand the main characteristics and benefits of each tier in the RTI model. Teachers should also have knowledge and skills in recording and interpreting RTI assessment data to make data-based decisions when planning instruction and individual student interventions.
Allocate at least 5 hours in the field to support the field experience.
Observe and collaborate with a certified K-5 classroom teacher about pre-referral assessments and his or her role in the RTI process.
The interview should address the following:
- How each RTI tier is used in your classroom. What are the benefits of each tier?
- How data is collected, and student progress monitored for RTI Tier 1, RTI Tier 2, and RTI Tier 3. Is technology used to assist in this progress monitoring? If so, how?
- How data from RTI processes is analyzed to determine evidenced-based interventions.
- How RTI data is used in making eligibility, program, and placement decisions for students with disabilities in your classroom.
- Strategies you use to communicate RTI results to various stakeholders.
Use any remaining field experience hours to assist the teacher in providing instruction and support to the class. With approval from your mentor teacher, observe RTI models used in other grade level classes in the school.
In 250-500 words, summarize and reflect upon your observations and collaboration, and explain how you will use your findings in your future professional practice. Reflect upon using data to inform instruction and strategy selection to support struggling students and how you will use this information in your future professional practice.
APA format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.
This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the LopesWrite Technical Support articles for assistance.
Document the locations and hours you spend in the field on your Clinical Field Experience Verification Form.
Submit the Clinical Field Experience Verification Form to the LMS in the last topic. Directions for submitting can be found on the College of Education site in the Student Success Center.