Wash. schools use RTI to combat summer learning loss

Teachers in Washington state use several methods to help students catch up after a summer away from school. One teacher recommends a buddy system in which older students help tutor younger students, and some teachers suggest dividing classes into small groups based on skill level when school begins -- a form of response to intervention. Teachers also say they are starting instruction early on the first day of school, rather than dedicating a lot of time to helping students adjust to the classroom.

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Tri-City Herald (Kennewick, Pasco and Richland, Wash.)

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