State Laws for RTI: An Updated Snapshot

April 2012 State RTI Laws Snapshot pdf

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The article discusses U.S. state laws for response to intervention (RTI). According to the author, RTI is considered to be more effective than the severe discrepancy approach when assessing student eligibility for special education. Topics include an overview of the specific learning disabilities (SLD) procedures outlined in the 2004 Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), which no longer requires severe discrepancy approaches in determining SLD eligibility. An in-depth examination of the relevant state laws regarding state education agency (SEA) guidelines, including RTI, response to IDEA regulations, and research-based alternatives in education is also presented.

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APA Citation:  Zirkel, P., & Thomas, L. (2010).  State laws for RTI: An updated snapshot. Teaching Exceptional Children, 42(3), 56-63.

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

Title:  State Laws for RTI: An Updated Snapshot

Year:  2010

Journal:  Teaching Exceptional Children

Publisher:  Council for Exceptional Children 

Volume:  42

Issue:   3

Pages:  56-63

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