Does the state have a RTI website? Yes.
Does the state have a RTI guidance document? Yes.
What does the state allow for SLD
determination? RTI and IQ Discrepancy
Either response to intensive interventions or significant discrepancy until November 30, 2013; response to intensive interventions is required December 1, 2013:
Does the state have an RTI Related SPDG
Does the state have RTI Components in its SPP
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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.
- Wisconsin RTI Roadmap: A Model for Academic/Behavioral Success for All Students Using Culturally Responsive Practices (pdf)
- This resource, the Wisconsin RtI Roadmap, provides an overview of an enacted RtI system focused on increasing student success in both academics and behavior. A chart illustrating the roadmap and text explaining the process are provided. The roadmap is aligned to Wisconsin’s definition for RtI and explicitly embeds the three essential elements and seven guiding principles of an RtI system in Wisconsin (the definitions, elements and principles can be found on Wisconsin's RtI website). The roadmap was created by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction in March 2010.
- PI 34 & RtI: Connecting the Dots
This presentation describes the connections between the basic components of RtI and those of PI 34, the Wisconsin Quality Educator Initiative that restructured educator preparation and licensing in the state. The presentation describes how RtI and PI 34 processes could work in conjunction with each other in the areas of assessment, instruction, intervention and collaboration. Examples are provided to demonstrate how the teacher standards, administrative standards, and pupil service standards encompassed by PI 34 mesh with RtI. The presentation was given by Linda Helf (Teacher for the Manitowoc Public School District and Chairperson of the Professional Standards Council for Teachers) at the Wisconsin 2009 RtI Summit. To access other resources from this Summit, visit the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction website.
- RtI Implementation in a Small District in Northern Wisconsin
- This presentation describes RtI implementation in the School District of Chetek in Wisconsin. It describes the core components of the district’s RtI model—high quality universal instruction, on-going screenings, targeted instructional interventions, and a strong focus on data—and the assumptions underlying the model. It then outlines the basic structure of RtI at the elementary and high school levels and for special education students, and describes the outcomes observed in the district. This presentation was given by Linda Zeman (School Psychologist, Director of Special Education, District Assessment Coordinator, and ELL Coordinator for the School District of Chetek) at the Wisconsin 2009 RtI Summit. To access other resources from this Summit, visit the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction website.