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Document Number: 7168

Closing the Achievement Gap Series: Part II Response to Intervention (RTI) Basic Elements, Practical Applications, and Policy Recommendations - Response to Intervention (RTI) refers to an integrated, schoolwide method of service delivery across general and special education that promotes successful school outcomes for all students. This brief provides a broad overview of RTI, beginning with a discussion of the impetus behind RTI, which stems from flaws in the current special education system and specifically in the ability-achievement model for identifying learning disabilities. Next, the authors describe the principal components of RTI and highlight several model RTI programs around the country and provide policy recommendations for the implementation of RTI in Indiana. (Rebecca S. Martínez, Leah M. Nellis, and Kelly A. Prendergast, Center for Evaluation and Education Policy, Fall 2006) ...

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