Spotlight on Response to Intervention

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On Response to Intervention


The Education Week Spotlight on Response to Intervention is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on:

  • Expanding the reach of response to intervention beyond early-literacy programs and students with learning disabilities
  • Using the best practices of RTI to help guide the Common Core State Standards
  • Applying RTI across districts and schools to boost student achievement
  • Concerns from parents on the inconsistent application of RTI
  • Efforts to establish guidelines on how students with learning disabilities are identified.

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Response to intervention began as a way to identify and teach struggling readers and special education students. It's fast becoming a way to change schooling for everyone.
February 28, 2011 - Education Week

As schools rewrite curricula, the timing is right for UDL, RTI, according to experts.
April 23, 2012 - Education Week

Educators in the Sanger, Calif., schools credit response to intervention for the district's dramatic test-score turnaround.
February 28, 2011 - Education Week

While response to intervention has won over some parents, others complain the schooling approach has delayed needed services for children with learning problems.
February 28, 2011 - Education Week

Despite its growing popularity, RTI can be an awkward fit with some of the federal grant programs used to pay for it.
February 28, 2011 - Education Week

Early-reading expert Richard Allington believes response to intervention is possibly "our last, best hope" for achieving full literacy in the United States. So why does he sound so unhopeful?
April 9, 2010 - Teacher


Seven years after the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act was renewed with a provision allowing response to intervention to be used when deciding if a child has a specific learning disability, a new study shows 71 percent of school districts use the strategy in at least one school.
August 8, 2011 - On Special Education

In a survey of nearly 1,400 school- and district-level workers, 68 percent said they are either in full RTI implementation or in the process of districtwide implementation.
August 19, 2011 - On Special Education

Who are students with learning disabilities? It depends on what state or school district you live in.
May 25, 2012 - On Special Education

When districts first started adopting response-to-intervention, the approach quickly became the target of criticism from parents who believed school districts were trying to put off more costly special education services.
December 27, 2011 - On Special Education

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