Exploring the use of RTI for students who have learning disabilities

09/6/2012 | Education Week

Debate surrounds the use of response to intervention -- a technique widely employed across the country -- to address students' academic struggles and identify those who may have learning disabilities. While the technique is seen as having reduced the number of students labeled as having learning disabilities, there are legal implications of its use. For example, schools must not use RTI to delay formal special-education evaluations that are required under the law.

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