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Evaluating Educational Interventions
Single-Case Design for Measuring Response to Intervention

T. Chris Riley-Tillman and Matthew K. Burns

214 Pages
Size: 8" x 10½"
A Paperback Original
February 2009
ISBN 978-1-60623-106-7
Cat. #3106
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April 2011
ISBN 978-1-60623-368-9
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“Although numerous books discuss how to implement RTI in school settings, none has addressed how to experimentally design and evaluate the effects of RTI interventions. This exceptional book comprehensively describes how school-based professionals can use single-case research methods to do just that. Featuring step-by-step guidelines and case examples, this is an important contribution to the RTI literature. It is essential reading for school-based professionals and for university training programs in school psychology, education, and special education.”

—Tanya L. Eckert, PhD, Department of Psychology, Syracuse University


“Detailing the conceptual foundations and practical application of single-case designs within an RTI model, this excellent book incorporates cutting-edge science and scholarship. The straightforward presentation of information and numerous examples are particularly valuable in conveying key concepts and illustrating the use of these methods to examine and enhance student outcomes.”

—Shane R. Jimerson, PhD, School Psychology Program, University of California, Santa Barbara


“RTI has dramatic implications for identification and support of students needing additional assistance with reading, math, writing, or social development. A central element of the RTI approach is the collection and use of data for decision making. This book provides the framework for summarizing, presenting, and using data to guide educational decisions. Of particular value is the careful instruction provided on interpretation of single-case data across each of the major designs. Well written, timely, and useful.”

—Robert H. Horner, PhD, Department of Special Education, University of Oregon


“With the increasing need to provide evidence of effective instructional practices, this book serves as an excellent and necessary resource for current and future educators. It offers a step-by-step, nuts-and-bolts approach for using single-case designs in everyday practice to validate students' response to interventions.”

—Laurice Joseph, PhD, School of Psychology, Ohio State University


“Riley-Tillman and Burns fill a significant void in the education literature, providing a pragmatic set of methods that are necessary to help educators create effective interventions. This book is highly relevant to school psychologists, special educators, and other school professionals involved in documenting students' academic, social, and behavioral changes.”

—John S. Carlson, PhD, Director of Clinical Training, School Psychology Program, Michigan State University


“In today's era of accountability, education professionals need valid and reliable methods for evaluating interventions and measuring progress. This book delivers on both counts. Riley-Tillman and Burns comprehensively explain the iterative process of single-case methods and also demonstrate the natural ease with which professionals can employ such methods. The book sets a new standard for single-case methods in an RTI framework.”

—Richard M. Kubina, Jr., PhD, Department of Educational and School Psychology and Special Education, The Pennsylvania State University
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