This series of videos provides brief instructional examples for supporting students who need intensive instruction in the area of fractions. Within college- and career-ready standards fractions are typically taught in Grades 3-5. Developing an understanding of fractions as numbers includes part/whole relationship, number on the number line, equivalent fractions, whole numbers as fractions, and comparing fractions These videos may be used as these concepts are introduced, or with students in higher grade levels who continue to struggle with the concepts. Special education teachers, math interventionists, and others working with struggling students may find these videos helpful.
In this article, Mr. Paul Elery addresses the question: “If a new administrator is implementing intensive intervention in their school or district, what advice would you give them?”
In this video, Don Deshler, Ph.D., the Williamson Family Distinguished Professor of Special Education and the director of the Center for Research on Learning (CRL) at the University of Kansas, discusses considerations for determining if a student should move directly into Tier III supports.
In this video, Dr. Rolland O’Connor, Professor in the Graduate School of Education at the University of California Riverside a member of the NCII Academic Intervention Technical Review Committee, addresses the implications of early reading research for understanding late-emerging reading disabilities, working with students learning English, and preparing teachers to have a strong grounding in the stages of reading development.
In this video, Dr. Chris Riley-Tillman, a Professor at the University of Missouri and NCII Senior Advisor, discusses how evidence-based practices, instruction, and intervention change as academic and behavior needs become more severe.
In this video, Dr. Rolland O'Connor, Professor at the University of California, Riverside and a member of the NCII Academic Intervention Technical Review Committee, discusses the status of research on early intervention in reading.
In this video, Dr. Evelyn Johnson, Associate Professor at Boise State University, discusses how data can be used to support eligibility decisions for students with disabilities.
In this video, Cathy Kea, Professor of Special Education at North Carolina A&T State University, discusses how we can better serve racially, ethnically, and linguistically diverse students who have persistent learning and behavior problems.
Response to Intervention (RTI) and Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) are frameworks for integrating instruction, evidence-based interventions, and assessments to meet the academic and behavior needs of all students. This video includes a discussion with MTSS experts Lynn Fuchs and Joe Jenkins.
In this video, Dr. Russell Gersten, Senior Advisor to the National Center on Intensive Intervention and Professor Emeritus at the College of Education at the University of Oregon, discusses whether implementing RTI or PBIS is critical in order to implement intensive interventions.