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ERIC Number: ED543476
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jan
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 1
Executive Summary of the NRCLD Topical Forum Applying Responsiveness to Intervention to Specific Learning Disability Determination Decisions (Kansas City, Missouri, September 29-30, 2005)
Tollefson, Julie M.
National Research Center on Learning Disabilities
In September 2005, the National Research Center on Learning Disabilities (NRCLD) sponsored an invitation-only forum to look closely at applying responsiveness to intervention (RTI) to specific learning disabilities (SLD) determination decisions. Thus far, research and school-based practices have perceived RTI as a prevention model focused on accelerating students' academic progress. Little attention has been given to technical questions and issues concerning the identification, eligibility, and classification of children with learning disabilities. Specifically, (1) What screening procedures and measures are effective?; (2) What monitoring methods are efficacious?; (3) How do you define which students are at risk?; (4) How do you determine whether a student is responding to instruction?; and (5) How much information (data) is needed to make these decisions? In all, 12 researchers participated in the discussion with five research groups presenting data during the forum. NRCLD developed a set of questions, which served as a common framework for all researchers as they re-examined their study results in light of forum goals. Not all research groups were able to address every question. The relevant findings are summarized in this report.
National Research Center on Learning Disabilities. J.R. Pearson Hall, 1122 West Campus Road Room 517, Lawrence, KS 66045-3101. Tel: 785-864-4780; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: National Research Center on Learning Disabilities
Identifiers - Location: Missouri