10/16/14 RTI 7-12 Subcommittee Meeting Notes


RTI 7-12 Subcommittee meeting agenda and notes

10/16/14 3:30-5:00

Board Room

Meetings will be from 8:00-3:30 11/13, 12/18, 3/19

Subcommittee members: *Jeff McCormick, Liz Finin, *Betsy Garfunkel, Laura Kornfeld,

*Susan Irish, *Gail Gronwall, *Kristen Hazlip, *Kirrin Coleman, *Kristine Schrutka, *Rebecca

Dawson, *Briley Proctor

* in attendance

Agenda and notes



Communication inside and outside of the committee

Review work plan for the year

Initial Data Analysis (low income vs non-low income, sped vs. non-sped)

Scheduling 3 day-long meetings (bring your calendar)

RTI documents and resources http://www.rti4success.org/video/implementer-series-whatrti

Agenda setting for next meeting

Notes from 10/16/2014

Members shared their experiences and background about RTI. The committee members have a wide range of experiences in Washington and several other states including California, Iowa and


The committee looked at one trend MSP data disaggregated by low income vs. non-low income and special ed vs. non-special ed

Looking at tend data - on OSPI Report Card site http://reportcard.ospi.k12.wa.us/Summary.aspx?groupLevel=District&schoolId=1&reportLevel=


 Gender: not really a divide in this district ex: math and science at higher levels

 Low income/non- low income: discrepancy / varying numbers year-to-year based on number of free/reduced lunch applications

 Looking at reading/math trends

 Notice: 4th grade math / non-low income and low income meet

 We raised questions about why there were discrepancies and had a brief discussion about possible reasons.

 Math - generally speaking the math is narrowing - in the K-6 levels

 8th grade - see gaps start to widen

 Special Ed/Non-SpecialEd

 Elementary - K-4 not much discrepancy - very close to meeting

We discussed the relatively high levels of students with disabilities passing state tests and discussed the low rate of exiting students from special ed. Our district is similar, to the national average of exiting students but our students’ achievement on state tests is higher than average.

Most students with disabilities are passing the state test using the same criteria as nondisabled students.

Looking at trends for grades 5 and up - different results

 As students get older, greater gap

Thinking about the RTI part of it –

It was noted that many of the students we are helping to catch up are new to our district.

Jeff will research the continuously enrolled vs. non-continuously enrolled

The gaps in achievement at higher grades might be attributed to the increased complexity of text or math concepts.

Where are the other gaps?

These are some questions we are going to have to dig into – before we can make recommendations

We then watched the Webinar

Implementer Webinar Series

National Center on Response to Intervention - http://www.rti4success.org/

* What is RTI? Vocabulary Handout with predictions/meaning/picture or example



Screening a.

Focus: All Students


Progress Monitoring a.

Focus: Students identified through screening as at risk for poor learning outcomes


Multi-Level Prevention System (School-Wide) a.

Instructional supports are meant to be preventative b.

Three levels of prevention -- primary, secondary, tertiary c.

Primary - Focus: All students within the setting of general education classroom d.

Secondary - Focus: Students identified through screening within the setting of general education classroom or other general education location within the school


Data-Based Decision Making