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Using Google Drive for RTI

Using Google Drive for RTI

Our RTI first cycle has been completed, graphs have been turned in, and data is being compiled.  Our RTI committee meets as a group with the classroom teacher when all of this is done.  We meet as a committee to discuss the progress each student individually has made in RTI, with the graphs and other pages as documents to prove this and we look at whether the progress has transferred into the classroom.  The classroom teacher, along with the committee, then votes on each student- whether the student moves in the RTI tiers and what the next step should be.

Using Google Drive for RTI graphs

Teachers like to keep their graphs, documentations, and parent notifications in binders.  Then they turn in their documents to me at the end of the cycle.

Using Google Drive for RTI Graphs and Documents

In the past, I have had all those graphs scanned and we viewed the documents on my Smartboard during the meeting.  This scanning took a lot of time!  I had help with the scanning and I have to say it always made me nervous to turn over my RTI files to someone else.  They would have to go through each student's folder and handle each graph.  I am a bit of a control freak, I guess.  It was always a worry that my graphs would end up in the wrong order or pages all mixed up from the way I had them.  

Not this year!  I am using Google Drive for my documents this year and what a difference!!  It has been a huge time saver and I don't have to turn over my graphs to anyone or ask anyone to take time to help me scan.  Yay!!!

Using Google Drive for RTI graphs

For each document that I want to include in our meeting, I am just snapping a picture of it with an iPad.  I go through each graph to check them anyway so I can just quickly snap a picture when I am done checking it.  Then in Google Drive, I created a file and labeled it RTI Graphs. 

Using Google Drive for RTI graphs

I created folders for each teacher with a student in RTI within my RTI Graphs folder.  Each picture that I took of graphs or documents I want included is then placed into the correct folders and renamed with student name.  I will share the link with my RTI committee members.  On our meeting day, they will sign in and open the RTI Graphs folder and have access to all the documents!  Super easy, saves me lots of time, and all the information is in one place.  

Share:  Does your school have a meeting day where RTI data is shared and discussed so that decisions can be made on how to move students in the tiers?

6 comments:

  1. That's a great idea. You are always so organized. My school and district just started using Google last year. I'm beginning to really enjoy the parts of it that I know well. I'm sure there are a million things I don't know.

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    1. Thank you, Tammy, for supporting my RTI process! As I get into Google more, I know I will be finding lots of ways to use it.

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  2. This is all pretty new to us this year. We have been inputting out scores into google drive excel but I see where the binders are helpful. We meet vertically twice a week to discuss things and we utilize that time for rti discussions. I am always looking to improve this!

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    1. I like that you all meet to discuss the progress. We do not meet formally, but do a lot of discussing of RTI and our student's progress anyway. My team is great and are working hard to find a way to reach the students. Thank you for stopping by, Em!

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  3. We are in our second year of RTI in our district. Each month we have data team meetings with all personnel that works with students in Tiers or students who will move into Tier 2-3. Some teachers are more on board then others. We use easycbm to serve as our becnhmark & progress monitoring tool, therefore we can pull up data on any iPad instantly. Its a great web-based program that you can try the lite version to see if you like it. Our district purchased the full program and its wonderful!!I am hoping that each year it gets easier.

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    1. We have been through that too, mvillegas. I would say at this point in our progress of RTI most of the teachers are on board now. They really see the difference that it makes. Good luck to you all too!

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