RTI's Growth Helps Buoy Education Marketplace
Experts worry the boom will cause schools to rely on canned approaches
The foundation of a response-to-intervention program is fairly easy to explain: Offer a strong academic program to everyone. Screen all students, and provide targeted lessons to struggling learners based on their specific problem areas. Then monitor the progress of those students to determine whether they’re catching up with their peers or they need additional help.
But schools and districts may not always have the tools on hand to make the process work, such as universal screening tests, progress-monitoring systems, and a battery of research-based interventions.
Curriculum developers have jumped in to fill the breach with assessments, interventions, data-crunching software, and wraparound professional development so that teachers and administrators can learn how to handle it all. As a result, response to intervention, or RTI, has become one of the few bright spots in a period of anemic growth for...
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