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Special Education Listserv

Subject: Response to Intervention (RtI) Practice Guide

Source: Martha Leader, Supervisor, Effective Practices

Intended Audience: Special Education Stakeholders

Date: February 27, 2009

The U. S. Department of Education's "What Works Clearing House" and the Institute for Education Science have released a practice guide on RtI entitled "Assisting Students Struggling with Reading: Response to Intervention (RtI) and Multi-Tier Intervention in the Primary Grades."  This guide offers teachers strategies to help struggling readers and implement evidence-based strategies to promote reading.  The guide also provides research on the effectiveness of RtI.  This guide as well as the other practice guides produced by What Works Clearinghouse can be found at