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Using Single-Case Design in a Response to Intervention Model

  • T. Chris Riley-TillmanEmail author
  • Daniel M. Maggin
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Abstract

The purpose of this chapter is to describe a response-to-intervention (RTI) evaluation framework for improving the reliability and defensibility of identifying students with academic or behavioral problems that require more intensive support than the typical student gets. The framework advocated for in this chapter is based on single-case research methodology, which is a widely used experimental approach for validating educational, behavioral, and psychological interventions. The methodological principles underlying single-case research make it ideally suited for evaluating intervention effects and making data-based decisions in applied settings such as schools and classrooms. This chapter focuses on the advantages, methods, and additional considerations that are needed to establish a successful formative evaluation approach based on single-case research methodology.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of MissouriColumbiaUSA
  2. 2.University of Illinois at ChicagoChicagoUSA

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