ERIC Number: EJ849371
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Meeting the Needs of Gifted Students within an RtI Framework
Coleman, Mary Ruth; Hughes, Claire E.
Gifted Child Today, v32 n3 p14-17 Sum 2009
Response to Intervention (RtI) is sweeping the country, changing the way children's educational needs are recognized and met. RtI was introduced through special education legislation as part of IDEA 2004 and offered an alternative approach for identifying students with learning disabilities (Bender & Shores, 2007). RtI is designed to bring together information about the child's strengths and needs with evidence-based instructional approaches that support the child's success. Key components of RtI include: (1) a tiered approach to supports and services; (2) early intervention prior to formal identification; (3) screening, assessments, and progress monitoring (dynamic assessments to determine the child's needs and to plan instruction); (4) the use of standard protocol interventions; and (5) collaborative problem-solving and planning for the child with the parents. This article explores what gifted education might look like within an RtI framework.
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Early Intervention, Academically Gifted, Teaching Methods, Curriculum Development, Instructional Design, Student Needs, Student Evaluation, Screening Tests, Problem Solving, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act