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Responsiveness to intervention (RtI), also referred to as response to intervention, is a process for systematically monitoring student progress and making decisions about the need for instructional modifications or increasingly intensified services using progress monitoring data.
State Activities, Policy and Guidance
Many schools and districts have already been using a type of problem-solving or RtI process to improve instruction for all students. Recently, RtI has gained heightened attention because of the passage of IDEA 2004 and states are now instituting statewide initiatives.
Federal Guidance
Legislation and topical briefs provide the foundation for the use of RtI in school. When released, the regulations will provide greater detail.
RTI Overview
In the IDEA 2004 legislation, Congress allowed that Local Education Agencies can use alternative methods for identifying learning disabilities, including use of ?a process that determines if the child responds to scientific, research based-intervention as a part of the evaluation procedures.?
Disproportionate Representation and RtI
Data indicates that there is overrepresentation of some minorities and genders in special education and underrepresentation of others. RtI is seen as a process that will lead to more accurate identification, resulting in fewer issues of disproportionality. In addition, there are critical linguistic and cultural considerations that must be part of any discussion about or design of RtI.
Especially for Parents
Parents have many questions around the many procedures involved in Responses to Intervention programs. The documents in this section should be helpful in clarifying concerns and definitions, and enable parents to better communicate their questions to school and classrooom staff.

This section provides links to research centers, publications,  presentations, and experts in the field of RtI.

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