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Online Resources

OSEP Toolkit, Responsiveness to Intervention in the SLD Determination Process (PDF Download)
The purpose of this document is to provide a conceptual overview of responsiveness to intervention (RtI) — including hypothetical examples of how RtI might operate within a school setting and for a particular student — and discusses RtI's role within the larger context of specific learning disabilities (SLD) determination. Included is information regarding the following core features of RtI:

  • High quality classroom instruction
  • Research-based instruction
  • Classroom performance
  • Universal screening
  • Continuous progress monitoring
  • Research-based interventions
  • Progress monitoring during interventions
  • Fidelity measures
Washington Public Schools (PDF Download)
Using Response to Intervention for Washington’s Students, July 2006 is a publication of Special Education, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), and was developed under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA) federal grant and may be reprinted without prior permission. This document defines RtI, provides examples of RtI in practice, and guides the reader through a three-tiered process of problem solving and data based decision-making.  Included is a section addressing the identification of students with specific learning disabilities (SLD) using an RtI methodology. A Frequently Asked Questions section and an extensive Resources section make the site helpful and easy to navigate.