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School & District Management

Resource: Research Brief on RTI for ELLs

By Mary Ann Zehr — September 21, 2009 1 min read

Some school districts are trying to figure out how to apply Response to Intervention, an approach for providing help to struggling students that’s gotten lots of attention in the field of special education, to English-language learners. The Center for Research on the Educational Achievement and Teaching of English-Language Learners, or CREATE, has published a brief summarizing the latest research on RTI for ELLs.

I previewed this brief in an earlier blog post featuring the work of Jana Echevarria, a special education professor at California State University who is examining how RTI can be used with ELLs. Now that the brief has been published, I can share it with you on this blog.

CREATE has also published a research brief on how to use sheltered English-instruction techniques in science classes for middle school students. The brief explores how to apply the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol, or SIOP, a popular approach for tailoring instruction to ELLs, especially to science lessons.

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Learning the Language blog.