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ERIC Number: EJ927401
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0599
Educating and Involving Parents in the Response to Intervention Process: The School's Important Role
Byrd, E. Stephen
TEACHING Exceptional Children, v43 n3 p32-39 Jan-Feb 2011
Parents are encountering a new system that addresses struggling learners. This system is called "response to intervention" or "RTI." Schools are using this philosophy and process to direct choices about school curriculum, ongoing assessment procedures, and decisions about special education services. One positive result of the RTI system is that instead of looking only at gaps, principals, teachers, and other school leaders have had to develop and implement a variety of ways to remediate instruction for students who struggle in their schools. While schools shift toward RTI, parents sometimes become confused about the process. Reviewing major RTI studies and documents indicates that the role of families or the way to involve them has received little if any mention, let alone direction, as to how best to include and educate them. In other words, neither literature nor practice addresses where parents fit into the RTI process. This article offers information about the role of parents in the RTI process. (Contains 2 figures and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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