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Free RTI resources


Early Literacy Intervention: Expanding Expertise and Impact

In 2010, administrators from Reading Recovery school districts across the nation provided information about how Reading  Recovery works within their RTI frameworks. Several RTI resources were included as part of the Early Literacy Intervention initiative, developed by the Reading Recovery Council of North America in partnership with the U.S. Department of Education. The purpose of the initiative was to create professional development resources that would strengthen early literacy outcomes with students nationwide.

Free RTI resources include a 6-minute video, on-demand webcast, a study and summary of administrator experiences, and details from each of the implementations included in the study.

 

Early Literacy Initiative
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Getting started
Comprehensive literacy plan
Effectiveness
Costs involved
Funding sources
Resources for schools
 


 

Reading Recovery and RTI: A perfect fit

Response to intervention (RTI) is a framework to help schools identify and support struggling students before they are diagnosed with learning disabilities. This approach, enacted into law under the 2004 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, allows schools to use 15% of their special education funding to implement RTI programs and practices.

Benefits of an RTI approach

  • Fewer inappropriate referrals to special education
  • Earlier intervention with students at risk of failure
  • Reduced inappropriate identification of children from minority groups in special education
  • Greater ongoing collaboration between general education and special education

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Reading Recovery is a powerful component for schools implementing RTI

Read how Reading Recovery fits the 8 core features of RTI identified by the National Research Center on Learning Disabilities and the International Reading Association’s Commission on RTI

Download an RTI fact sheet with Sterling, Colorado case study
 
Download an annotated bibliography for Reading Recovery and RTI

Download an article by Frank R. Vellutino
Learning to Be Learning Disabled: Marie Clay's Seminal Contribution to the Response to Intervention Approach to Identifying Specific Reading Disability