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ERIC Number: EJ1147506
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-8756-8705
Implementing Response to Intervention: Results of a Survey of School Principals
Swindlehurst, Kelly; Shepherd, Katharine; Salembier, George; Hurley, Sean
Rural Special Education Quarterly, v34 n2 p9-16 Jun 2015
Response to Intervention (RtI) is a framework schools can use to organize curriculum, instruction, and assessment so all students are screened on a regular basis and those who are at-risk for not meeting standards are provided with appropriate interventions (Batsche, Kavale, & Kovaleski, 2006). This paper explored the quantitative findings from a survey of RtI implementation in one New England state. The researchers used an online platform to design a Likert style survey with 34 closed item responses as well as five qualitative questions. The survey was administered to all principals in the state and had a response rate of 62.4%. Self-reports of "full" or "partial" implementation suggested that about 75% of schools were implementing RtI; however, the results also indicated a lack of consistency across districts. Study findings pointed to the need for additional research and clarity around fidelity of implementation with RtI, specifically with regard to what practices or procedures must be in place to qualify as "full implementation" of the RtI framework. The study offers a number of recommendations for policy and practice including the need for more research and educator training about the framework.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; High Schools
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Language: English
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