Meta-Analytic Review of Responsiveness-To-Intervention Research: Examining Field-Based and Research Implemented Models

NICHCY's Structured Abstract 70 describes the following: Title | Meta-Analytic Review of Responsiveness-to-Intervention Research: Examining Field-Based and Research Implemented Models Authors | Burns, M.K., Appleton, J.J., & Stehouwer, J.D. Source | Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 23(4), 381-394. Year Published | 2005 Abstract This meta-analysis considered the relationship between Response-to-Intervention (RTI) and systemic … [Read more...]

Response To Intervention (RTI)

Updated August 2012 | Links checked May 2013 Response to intervention—hereafter referred to as RTI—is a recent addition to our nation's special education law and our nation's schools. RTI is a process that schools can use to help children who are struggling academically or behaviorally. One of its underlying premises is the possibility that a child's struggles may be due to inadequacies in instruction or in the curriculum either in use at the … [Read more...]

Module 6: Early Intervening Services and Response to Intervention

by Patricia Hozella Office of Special Education Programs U.S. Department of Education With Special Thanks To... NRCLD, the National Research Center on Learning Disabilities • __________________________ April 2007 **Este módulo está disponible en español: Servicios de Atención Temprana y la Respuesta a la Intervención Module 6 is a great way to learn about and train others on these two new elements … [Read more...]

Module 11: Identification of Children with Specific Learning Disabilities

by Patricia Hozella Office of Special Education Programs U.S. Department of Education April 2007 English only slideshow Handouts for Participants in both English and Spanish Module 11 looks closely at the process by which schools identify that a child has a specific learning disability (LD). While all of the requirements discussed in Modules 9 and 10 also apply to evaluating a child for the presence of LD, there are many additional requirements … [Read more...]

RTI cannot be used to delay or deny evaluation

Read OSEP’s memo on RTI and evaluation. Writing to the state directors of special education, OSEP addresses how a RTI process (response to intervention) cannot be used to delay or deny an evaluation for eligibility under IDEA. (updated August 2012) … [Read more...]

RTI’s potential for mathematics education

Russell Gersten, COI-Math Director and Director of the Instructional Research Group, presented at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Annual Meeting & Exposition in Indianapolis, IN, in April 2011. He described the evidence base for response to intervention (RTI) in mathematics and suggested strategies for successful implementation and the pivotal role mathematics teachers can and should play in RTI. His presentation is available … [Read more...]

Learn to Implement Effective RTI for Mathematics!

by the IRIS Center The IRIS Center is a national center that provides high-quality resources about students with disabilities for college and university faculty and professional development trainers. Visit IRIS' website to find free, online, interactive training enhancements that translate research about the education of students with disabilities into practice. ******************************************************************************************************** Did … [Read more...]

Professional development module on RTI

This professional development resource provides educators with background and implementation knowledge on RTI. It provides information on identifying students' needs; implementing Tiers 1, 2, and 3; and strategies for providing differentiated instruction. Additional resources and examples for using an RTI framework to support reading are also provided. This package of materials includes four PowerPoints, presenter notes, participant packet, handouts … [Read more...]

RTI: The importance of progress monitoring

Progress monitoring is used to assess a child's academic performance and evaluate the effectiveness of instruction. In other words, it tells the teacher what a child has learned and what still needs to be taught. Progress monitoring is an essential component of RTI (response to intervention).  With RTI, schools should closely monitor student progress, measure the responsiveness to instruction, and adjust the required intensity of instruction and … [Read more...]

What Does the Law Say?

April 2012Read the article (PDF) About the ArticleThe article presents questions and answers related to educational law in the U.S., including how the response to intervention (RTI) process is interpreted in the court system, how the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) impacts children with Asperger's syndrome, and how mental retardation is legally defined.Back to topGeneral InformationRead the article: … [Read more...]

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