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Generic: Response to Intervention (RtI)

Generic » Response to Intervention (RtI)

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Categories

RTI

Areas

PRACTITIONER:teaching design and practices, PRACTITIONER:group practice and professional learning

Authors

Janette Klingner

Published

2008, 9/16/2009

Publisher

Equity Alliance at ASU

Abstract

I believe that RTI has the potential to change the way we think about supporting kids and may especially hold promise as a way to improve outcomes for culturally and linguistically diverse students and reduce their disproportionate representation in special education (see Donovan & Cross, 2002). Certain aspects of the RTI model are particularly encouraging: the emphasis on early intervention, the focus on making sure children receive appropriate instruction at the “first tier” or classroom level, and the push to match instruction to a child’s needs based on ongoing classroom assessment. I hope that RTI will help educators shift from a mentality of finding disability or within-child deficits to focusing on providing the best instruction for all students, regardless of label.

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