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- Programs for Students with Specific Learning Disabilities
- This website provides information on Wisconsin’s criteria and programming for children with specific learning disabilities (SLD). It describes the criteria for the identification of children with specific learning disabilities and significant developmental delays, offers information on programming and training, and also points to other resources for additional information on SLD. This website is maintained by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
- Memo: Information on the Use of SLD Criteria (word)
- This memo addresses questions relating to IDEA 2004 and its impact on Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD) evaluation criteria. The memo was sent (via email) by Stephanie J. Petska, Director of the Special Education Team, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, to Wisconsin Special Education and Pupil Services Directors on March 1, 2006.
- The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004: Implications for educators who Implications for Educators who Work with Students with SLD, Selected Excerpts
- This presentation discusses two provisions of IDEA 2004: Early Intervening Services and Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD) Eligibility Criteria. It provides a summary of both provisions and highlights research associated with them. The presentation then provides an overview of RTI, touching on tiered support systems, different models of RTI, documentation and goals of RTI, and challenges to implementation. This presentation was developed in April 2005 by Paula Volpiansky, a consultant for Collaborative School Initiatives, for the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
- Milwaukee Public Schools: Optimizing Success through Problem-Solving
- This website provides information on Optimizing Success Through Problem Solving, a Milwaukee Public Schools school improvement initiative based on the problem solving process and focused on student achievement. The website delineates the specific requirements and goals fostered in schools participating in the initiative.
- Wisconsin Response to Intervention/Instruction Website
- This resource is Wisconsin’s Response to Intervention/Instruction Website. The website presents information on the content and implementation of the state’s RTI framework. It also includes links to current RTI resources from Wisconsin. The website is maintained by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
- Response to Intervention: How can we make it work in Wisconsin?
- This presentation introduces some of the central concepts of RTI and discusses ways to implement RTI in a collaborative way that supports a common vision and mission, with a focus on the state of Wisconsin as an example. It emphasizes that through high quality instructional practice, continuous review of student progress, and collaboration, implementation of the RTI model can result in high levels of academic and behavioral success for all students. The presentation was developed by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. It is housed on Wisconsin’s Response to Intervention/Instruction website.
- Wisconsin Response to Intervention (RtI) Self-Assessment for Schools and Districts (pdf)
- This tool is intended to assist school or district level teams in discussing and reflecting on their readiness to implement an RTI system. The tool will help teams assess the alignment of an existing school/district structure to Wisconsin’s guiding principles about RtI and the essential elements of RtI: high quality instruction, continuous review of student progress, and collaboration. This tool was developed by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Response to Intervention cross-departmental workgroup in conjunction with state external partners. It is housed on Wisconsin’s Response to Intervention/Instruction website.
- Texas Education Agency's Response to Intervention Website
- This Response to Intervention (RtI) website was developed by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) with contributions from the RTI Coordinating Council. The website contains a 2008-09 handbook on RTI guidance, interactive reference tools, and information on funding for RTI. Also available is a mailing list, service center support contact information, and a list of web-based resources, where additional information can be found.
- 2008-2009 Response to Intervention Guidance (pdf)
- This handbook provides an extensive definition of RTI, including an overview of the benefits of RTI, and information on the multi-tiered model, fidelity of implementation, and monitoring student progress. It also discusses using an RTI model to address behavioral concerns, and state and federal financial support for RTI. An interactive version of the handbook is also available. The handbook was developed in 2008 by the Texas Education Agency, with contributions from the Response to Intervention Coordination Council (RtICC).
- Using Response to Intervention (RTI) for Washington’s Students (pdf)
- This 2006 handbook is designed to: (a) explain the principles and components of the RTI process; (b) provide guidelines related to decision making within a RTI system; (c) recommend how to use RTI data in identifying specific learning disabilities; (d) answer common questions; and (e) identify additional resources that school districts may use in developing their own RTI systems. The handbook was released by Washington’s Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.
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