ERIC Number: EJ900893
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
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Reference Count: 24
Systemic Change for RTI: Key Shifts for Practice
Kozleski, Elizabeth B.; Huber, Jennifer J.
Theory Into Practice, v49 n4 p258-264 2010
RTI has the potential to meet the challenges of increasing diversity in student populations and the need for increasingly complex systems of instructional design. Three fundamental shifts in understanding systems and systems change must ground RTI policy and implementation work. First, RTI must be seen as an activity system nested within a larger system of influences and practices. Second, change is context-sensitive and, therefore, systems must invest in multiple strategies for implementing RTI. Third, local education agencies (LEAs) and state education agencies (SEAs) must invest in system and school improvement so that RTI aligns at multiple levels of the system to bridge the significant gap between research and practice. Consequently, a deep understanding of RTI models can only be obtained through the careful examination of both LEA and SEA system demands and investments.
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Disabilities, School Districts, Educational Change, State Departments of Education, Intervention, Learning Disabilities, Student Diversity, Educational Improvement, Models, Special Education, Research and Development, Theory Practice Relationship
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