Response Intervention ( Rti ) Focuses On Helping Improve The Success Of Struggling Students With Specific Learning Disabilities

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Response to Intervention Response to intervention (RTI) focuses on helping improve the success of struggling students and identify students with specific learning disabilities. Components of RTI come both from the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and No Child Left Behind. RTI is a series of strategies used to screen students within the general education curriculum, develop tiered instruction, closely monitor student progress, and make decisions on the academic education for that student (Daves & Walker, 2012). Through screening tests and student data, educators, administrators, and school counselors place students within the correct instructional tier level of the multi-tiered system that RTI revolves around. Schools can create a range of increasingly intensive tier levels of instructional supports for students based on screening tests and progress-monitoring data. The basic multi-tiered system of RTI consists of three tiers (Harlacher, Walker, & Sanford, 2010). Each tier increases in the level of intensive support and/or instruction provided for the student. Tier 1 represents the regular education classroom. Within this tier, all students receive differentiated instruction related to the core curriculum content (Harlacher, Walker, & Sanford, 2010). Tier 2 is where students start receiving interventions specific to the learning needs of the student. This tier consists of targeted instruction, with either an intervention program or an individualized…

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