ERIC Number: EJ783743
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan-23
Reference Count: N/A
"Response to Intervention" Sparks Interest, Questions
Samuels, Christina A.
Education Week, v27 n20 p1, 13 Jan 2008
As a demonstration site designated by Oregon as a prime example of "response to intervention" in action, the Tigard-Tualatin district has had to pare visiting groups down to no more than 25 people. During the last few visits, 50 people descended on the district just outside Portland at one time. As educators in Tigard-Tualatin and elsewhere are learning, a lot of people want to see what they are doing. Response to intervention (RTI)--an educational framework that promises to raise achievement through modification of lesson plans based on frequent "progress monitoring"--is one of the most-discussed education topics today. While supporters are urging widespread adoption of RTI, saying it can transform educational practice, others are offering cautions. Although RTI has shown success with children just learning how to read, skeptics note that the research base is less solid for older students and students in other academic subjects. Some parent groups also are concerned about how RTI fits into the legal process created by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the federal law that guides educational practice for special education.
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Student Evaluation, Learning Disabilities, Disability Identification, Special Education, Federal Legislation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act