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ERIC Number: EJ809515
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6439
Response to Intervention: What & Why?
Elliott, Judy
School Administrator, v65 n8 p10-12 Sep 2008
Response to intervention (RTI) is the practice of providing high quality-instruction and intervention matched to student need, monitoring progress frequently to make decisions about changes in instruction or goals and applying student response data to important education decisions. In essence, RTI expands the practice of looking at students' risk of learning and behavioral failure beyond the student and takes into consideration a host of factors. Effective implementation of RTI requires leadership, collaborative planning and implementation by professionals across the education system. In this article, the author explains what RTI is all about and why it is needed in today's instruction. She also describes how RTI has made it possible for the school systems she had worked in--Long Beach California, Unified School District, the Portland Oregon Public Schools, and Los Angeles Unified School District--to examine the entire system of student learning at the district, classroom, and individual student performance levels.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California; Oregon
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001