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ERIC Number: ED507315
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 32
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 45
Features of State Response to Intervention Initiatives in Northeast and Islands Region States. Issues & Answers. REL 2009-No. 083
Bocala, Candice; Mello, Daniel; Reedy, Kristin; Lacireno-Paquet, Natalie
Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands
Response to intervention (RTI) is an approach to instruction, assessment, and intervention that enables early identification of students who are experiencing academic or behavioral difficulties. The jurisdictions served by the Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast and Islands expressed interest in a study of whether and how state education agencies are addressing RTI in state-level policy and guidance to local school districts. This report describes an analysis of documents related to RTI that are publicly available on state education agency web sites in the nine Northeast and Islands Region jurisdictions: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Vermont, and the Virgin Islands. Specifically, this review of documents on RTI available on state education agency web sites in the nine Northeast and Islands Region jurisdictions concludes that RTI is supported in seven jurisdictions as an overall school instructional improvement approach or an approach to determining special education eligibility. It also finds that RTI documents in the seven jurisdictions address the core features of RTI as defined by the National Research Center on Learning Disabilities. Appendices include: (1) A brief review of the literature on response to intervention; (2) Methodology; and (3) Expanded Tables of Publicly Available Documents. (Contains 4 boxes, 4 tables, and 2 notes.) [This report was prepared for the National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, Institute of Education Sciences (IES) by Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast and Islands administered by Education Development Center, Inc.]
Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands. Available from: Education Development Center, Inc. 55 Chapel Street, Newton, MA 02458. Tel: 617-618-2747; Fax: 617-969-1580; Web site:
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands (ED)
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut; Maine; Massachusetts; New Hampshire; New York; Puerto Rico; Rhode Island; Vermont; Virgin Islands
IES Funded: Yes