State Laws and Guidelines for Implementing RTI

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The article discusses a study of U.S. state education agency (SEA) guidelines and state laws regarding the identification of students with specific learning disabilities (SLD) through response to intervention (RTI) programs. The study examined the classification systems for state laws and SEA guidelines and presented this information in several graphs and data tables in the article. The article details the method of the study and presents the results in regards to several topics which include implementation plans for RTI programs by local education agencies (LEA), the core characteristics of state RTI programs for SLD identification, and timelines for the duration and frequency of student interventions.

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APA Citation:  Zirkel, P., & Thomas, L. (2010). State laws and guidelines for implementing RTI. Teaching Exceptional Children, 43(1), 60-73.

Author:  Zirkel, Perry A. & Thomas, Lisa B.

Title:    State Laws and Guidelines for Implementing RTI

Year:   2010

Journal:  Teaching Exceptional Children

Publisher:  Council for Exceptional Children 

Volume:  43

Issue:   1

Pages:  60-73

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