This planning guide has been created using the recommendations and checklists from the IES Practice Guide Assisting Students Struggling with Mathematics: Response to Intervention (RtI) for Elementary and Middle Schools (Gersten et al., 2009).
Suggested Use: Districts and/or schools can use the guide to:
- Conduct an overall "screening" to determine the extent to which research-based recommendations described in the Elementary and Middle Schools Math Practice Guide are being implemented within the district or school;
- Determine a district or school's specific strengths and weaknesses related to implementation of research-based math practices in elementary and middle schools; and
- Develop school improvement plans in elementary and middle school math based on areas of need as determined by completion of the Planning Guide.