Considering Tier 3 Within an RTI Model
The RTI framework at Tier 3 focuses on the needs of individual students who are experiencing significant academic, social, and/or behavioral problems. In this article, Dr. Ruth Ervin provides a general overview of special considerations relating to Tier 3 prevention and intervention
efforts. RTI practitioners can guide their decision making at Tier 3 by adhering to a step-by-step self-questioning model detailed in this article.
Let's Not Go Back to the Good Old Days before RTI
In this article, Drs. Louisa Moats, Stevan Kukic, and Robert Pasternak address the reservations that researchers Drs. Cecil Reynolds and Sally Shaywitz expressed in a recent paper about RTI—namely that the RTI model as originally conceived does not work to the advantage of students with learning disabilities (LD). These authors argue that when RTI is used effectively, at-risk students—including those with LD—receive the evidence-based instruction and intervention they need even before eligibility for special education determination. Read more to learn why they believe we have the potential to reach the goal of RTI—to help all students succeed
Upcoming RTI Talk: Special Education Within An RTI Framework
December 14, 2010 at 11:30 a.m. ET
Join Ann Casey and Bob Heimbaugh during our next RTI Talk as they answer your questions about the special educator's role within a multi-tier educational framework. Dr. Casey and Mr. Heimbaugh will also offer tips on deploying special education resources effectively and efficiently to help as many students as possible get what they need based on lessons they have learned through their extensive experience working in schools to implement RTI.