Friday, January 18, 2008

Amid scrutiny, educators seek response-to-intervention balance

Kayla Jansen, left, a high school student, helps 3rd graders Mikayla Smith, center, and Olivia Ritter, right, read together. Secondary students volunteer to give younger students extra practice in reading.—Steve Pope for Education Week

While educators are still developing response-to-intervention methods, school leaders implementing such programs are finding themselves at the center of intense interest. "RTI is this big thing that really can transform how we approach teaching all kids," said W. David Tilly III, the director of innovation and accountability for an Iowa education consortium. Education Week, Education Week

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