"The RTI Edge program has been used by WA Olmsted Elementary school in the Harpursville School District for the last 5 years. We have slowly added pieces to the program, such as the tracking of ELA and Math and, just this year, Behavior. All of our Elementary classroom and AIS teachers are using the program, but it is only within the current school year that we are really seeing the instructional impacts to using RTI Edge, especially being able to follow student achievement over the course of a single year as well as a progression of years! Our teachers are using and referring to the Universal Screening data and Contact Log information when meeting with parents, grade level teams, and departments. In addition, our RTI Team is utilizing the data to inform decisions about referred students’ academics as well as behaviors. The RTI Team is also utilizing the student referral form provided on the system and manages meetings using the meetings section of the system.
Recent upgrades to the system have made it much more user-friendly. This has made it easier for teachers who are not comfortable with computers. We like that the Developers of RTI Edge are so willing to listen and make changes to the program based on our needs as a district. Taking our suggestions has really helped foster a sense of ownership.
Best of all, the teachers have begun to make decisions about how to change the Universal Screening ranges to best show what they teach and how students are really doing in their programs. The teachers and administrators of the Harpursville School District are utilizing the reports available in RTI Edge to help procure and maintain records for grants, write proposals for the addition of professional teaching staff, and facilitate data meetings. We have even had requests from our Junior/Senior High School for records from past students! In the coming year, we will begin tracking Speech, OT, and PT Improvement as new interventions.
We are pleased with the information, organization, and flexibility that the RTI Edge system provides. I would recommend this program to anyone! Thank you for making a well-rounded program!"
Debra Parker, AIS Teacher and RTI Edge Coordinator
WA Olmsted Elementary School - Harpursville, NY