Sue Courey, Ph.D. San Francisco State University
Response to Intervention: A Component in a Novel Educational Service Delivery Model.
With the emergence of standards-based reform, the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) and the reauthorization of IDEA 2004, Response to Intervention (RTI) has received growing attention for its ability to more rapidly address the needs of students who are not making adequate academic achievement. However, the term ìRTIî has caused some confusion as school districts and educators scramble to implement this promising innovation. RTI is sometimes referred to as a model of service delivery but it is actually a component in a novel way to allocate educational resources. This presentation will acquaint participants with a new model of service delivery (allocation of educational resources) to include defining RTI, progress monitoring, and the evolving roles of school personnel working with at-risk and special needs populations: general education teachers, special education teachers, and school psychologists.