Schools credit RTI for more accurate special-education referrals

04/11/2011 | Citizen (Auburn, N.Y.), The

Educators in some upstate New York districts say the use of response-to-intervention techniques may be contributing to fewer special-education referrals, although a higher number of those that are referred qualify for services. The schools implemented a three-tiered RTI approach to provide support and individualized instruction to all students, but some parents say RTI is preventing their children from receiving needed special-education services.

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