On October 22nd, 2009, I would like to propose that we follow the Root Analysis Problem-Solving Model, outlined in Understanding Response to Intervention: A Practical Guide to Systemic Implementation by Robert Howell, Sandra Powell and Margaret Deiotte. The steps will seem familar to you:
- Define the problem: Break down a problem into its subskills.
- Gather data and evidence
- Analyze data
- Develop and implement intervention plan(s)
- Chart student growth
- Evaluate and adjust intervention plan(s)
- Review for trends
On September 30th, I will provide both seventh and eighth grade PLCs with a list of students who are currently enrolled in our LA Standards classes. For our sixth grade low-performing writers, I will trust that Lauri and Sandra have these students earmarked already. Please informally and formally begin to collect data on these students.