Spotlight on Response to Intervention

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On Response to Intervention

Education Week's Spotlight on Response to Intervention brings together a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on:

  • What RTI means for the classroom
  • How one district worked to implement Response to Intervention in elementary and middle school
  • Challenges and promises of RTI in high schools
  • Research on RTI
  • Federal funding for early intervention
  • The reach of RTI state by state
  • ‘Recognition and response’ in preschools
  • IDEA’s promotion of RTI
  • Research-based interventions for struggling readers

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The Heartland Area Education Agency in Iowa is helping school districts adopt the framework as good instructional practice.
January 23, 2008 – Education Week

The main federal special education law’s promotion of a practice that can identify children with learning disabilities and give them early help has brought new attention to the method.
November 30, 2005 – Education Week

Two experts discuss Response to Intervention and what it means for educators.
March 1, 2009 – Teacher

Bit by bit, the U.S. Department of Education is trying to pull down the walls that have traditionally separated general and special education.
September 10, 2008 – Education Week

The educational framework promises to raise achievement through modification of lesson plans based on frequent “progress monitoring.”
January 23, 2008 – Education Week

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In Perspective
High Schools Try Out RTI
The instructional framework is more commonly used with younger students, but shows promise in secondary school, educators say.
January 28, 2009 – Education Week

The National Council for Learning Disabilities wants universal developmental screening for young children, so that early-literacy or cognitive difficulties can be addressed early.
February 6, 2008 – Education Week

With funding from the Department of Education, researchers are closely examining “response to intervention,” an instructional framework that many educators say offers promise for treating children with learning difficulties before they fall behind their peers.
November 8, 2006 – Education Week

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