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ERIC Number: EJ804093
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Nov
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 1
ISSN: ISSN-1525-1810
CASE in Point: RTI as a General Education Initiative and the New Role for Educational Support Teams
McCoun, Bev
Journal of Special Education Leadership, v19 n2 p62-63 Nov 2006
As school districts across the nation gear up for Response to Intervention (RTI), much attention will be given to revamping existing educational support teams. Shepherd (2006) noted that studies have reported great variation in how Educational Support Teams (ESTs) function. Too often these teams operate without members being specifically trained to provide the support needed by referring teachers. A well-trained team is able to clearly define and provide data supporting student needs. It is acknowledged that the effectiveness of ESTs will directly affect the success of the students, but how do educators go about increasing the capacity of these teams to meet this challenge? In this article, the author discusses how RTI aims to help students early on so special education does not become part of their future. The author also discusses the new role for ESTs in helping RTI achieve its goals.
Council of Administrators of Special Education. Fort Valley State University, 1005 State University Drive, Fort Valley, GA 31030. Tel: 478-825-7667; Fax: 478-825-7811; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A