Response To Intervention (RTI)
Response to Intervention (RTI) cannot be used to delay or deny an evaluation for eligibility under Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
- RTI is not evidence based.
- RTI does not use standardized methods.
- RTI uses a “wait for failure” approach.
- RTI overlooks students who are receive good grades but are struggling to meet their potential.
- Letter from the US Dept of Education Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services states that the RTI process cannot be used to delay/deny an evaluation for eligibility under IDEA.
- RTI Action Network: Legal Implications of Response to Intervention and Special Education Identification
- Wrightslaw: The RTI Hurdle
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