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Education for Students with Reading/Learning Disabilities: What Makes It ‘Special’

Organization: Center on Instruction

Presented at the 2006 OSEP Project Directors' Conference Program on July 31, 2006, by Dr. Sharon Vaughn of the Vaughn Gross Center at the University of Texas at Austin, this presentation discusses the importance of implementing effective, research-based instructional practices, specifically tiered intervention models, when educating students with disabilities.

http://www.centeroninstruction.org/files/Vaughn_July_2006.pdf

Topic(s): Reading Instruction, Intervention, RTI
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Others, Parents, Researchers/Faculty, Teachers, Technical Assistance Providers
Grades K-3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Media Type(s): Document/Report

Date posted on this site: Wednesday, August 08, 2007


Response to Intervention: Online Modules: RTI Part 1 - An Overview

Organization: IRIS Center for Faculty Enhancement

This module outlines the differences between the IQ-achievement discrepancy model and the Response-to-Intervention (RTI) model. It also offers a brief overview of each tier in the RTI model and explains its benefits.

https://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/module/rti01/

Topic(s): RTI, What is RTI?
Intended Audience(s): Researchers/Faculty, Teachers, Technical Assistance Providers
Grades K-3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Media Type(s): Online Module

Date posted on this site: Wednesday, August 08, 2007


Technical Assistance Paper - The Response to Intervention (RtI) Model

Organization: Florida Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services

This technical assistance paper, from the Florida Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services, delineates the purpose for RTI, explains how it should be implemented in different content areas, and discusses the use of RTI in determining eligibility for special education services.

http://www.fldoe.org/core/fileparse.php/7590/urlt/0107233-y2006-8.pdf

Topic(s): RTI, LD Identification, State RTI
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Others, Parents, Researchers/Faculty, Teachers, Technical Assistance Providers
Grades K-3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Media Type(s): Document/Report

Date posted on this site: Wednesday, August 08, 2007


Identification of Students with LD Under IDEA 2004: Oregon Response to Intervention

Organization: Oregon Department of Education

This document provides information to assist school districts in designing and adopting an RTI approach that best fits the district, is technically sound, and is sustainable.

http://www.ode.state.or.us/initiatives/idea/orrtiguidancetigardsd.doc

Topic(s): RTI, LD Identification, State RTI
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Others, Parents, Researchers/Faculty, State Leaders, Teachers, Technical Assistance Providers
Grades K-3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Media Type(s): Document/Report

Date posted on this site: Wednesday, August 08, 2007


An Emerging Model: Three-Tier Mathematics Intervention Model

Organization: The Access Center

This presentation, delivered at the State ISC (Information Sharing Community) Meeting on October 3 and 4, 2005 by Dr. Diane Bryant of The University of Texas at Austin, describes one example of a multi-tiered intervention model for math in grades K - 2. It includes a Presentation and transcript; other helpful resources on math interventions within a Response to Intervention framework are provided at the end of the Presentation. Audio of the event is also available online.

https://www.slideshare.net/datacenters/an-emerging-model-threetier-mathematics-intervention-model

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Date posted on this site: Wednesday, August 08, 2007


Academic Literacy Instruction for Adolescents: A Guidance Document from the Center on Instruction

Organization: Center on Instruction

This document developed by the Center on Instruction's Reading, Special Education and ELL Strands makes recommendations for improving literacy-related instruction in the content areas or across the entire school day, interventions for students reading below grade level, and recommendations for supporting literacy development in adolescent English language learners. Also included are comments from experts in response to questions about methods for improving academic literacy in adolescents and examples of state activities in support of improved adolescent literacy in California, Florida, Rhode Island, and Washington.

http://www.centeroninstruction.org/files/Academic%20Lit%20Instr%20for%20Adolescents%20Guidance%20Doc%20COI%2Epdf

Topic(s): Reading Instruction, Intervention
Intended Audience(s): Technical Assistance Providers
Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Media Type(s): Document/Report

Date posted on this site: Wednesday, August 08, 2007


Response to Intervention (RTI): 3 Tiered System A Model to Meet Student Needs in the Minneapolis Public Schools

Organization: Minneapolis Public Schools

This webinar was presented by Tom Hegranes, Ann Casey, and Doug Marston from the Minneapolis Public Schools on June 20, 2006. Since the mid-1990's, Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) has implemented a problem-solving approach to delivering early intervening services to struggling learners. This approach involves documenting student responses to interventions and, when satisfactory progress is not made, referring children for special education evaluation. The Minneapolis Problem-Solving Model is similar to the response to intervention approach (RtI) authorized under IDEA 2004.

http://www.centeroninstruction.org/files/ImplementationOfRtI.pdf

Topic(s): RTI, LD Identification, State RTI
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Others, Parents, Researchers/Faculty, State Leaders, Teachers, Technical Assistance Providers
Grades K-3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Media Type(s): Document/Report

Date posted on this site: Tuesday, August 07, 2007


What is Scientifically Based Research on Progress Monitoring

Organization: National Center on Student Progress Monitoring

When teachers use systematic progress monitoring to track their students progress in reading, mathematics, or spelling, they are better able to identify students in need of additional or different forms of instruction, they design stronger instructional programs, and their students achieve better. This document from the National Center for Student Progress Monitoring first describes progress monitoring procedures for which experimental evidence demonstrates these effects. Then, an overview of the research is presented.

https://eric.ed.gov/?id=ED502460

Topic(s): Progress Monitoring
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Others, Parents, Researchers/Faculty, Teachers, Technical Assistance Providers
Grades K-3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Media Type(s): Document/Report

Date posted on this site: Tuesday, May 01, 2007


Children’s Learning Institute (CLI)

Organization: Children’s Learning Institute (CLI)

The University of Texas Health Science Center’s Children’s Learning Institute, combines data and studies from the fields of psychology, neuro-development, education and child development to provide proven learning solutions derived from, and supported by, documented research. While several programs came together to form the Children’s Learning Institute in 2003, their documented research represents work that started as far back as 1990.

https://www.childrenslearninginstitute.org/

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Date posted on this site: Monday, October 02, 2006


Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD)

Organization: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD)

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver NICHD, established by U.S. Congress in 1962, conducts and supports research on topics related to the health of children, adults, families, and populations. Some of these topics include learning about growth and development; examining, preventing, and treating problems of birth defects, mental retardation, and developmental disabilities; and enhancing well-being of persons with optimal rehabilitation research.

http://www.nichd.nih.gov/about/

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Date posted on this site: Monday, October 02, 2006


Texas Education Agency (TEA)

Organization: Texas Education Agency (TEA)

The mission of the Texas Education Agency is to provide leadership, guidance, and resources to help schools meet the educational needs of all students. This Web site includes a Teacher’s Tool Bag, which is a compendium of information for teachers for all grade levels from across the state. In addition, TEA provides an online library and reference catalog, as well as an online union catalog of Texas school library holdings, to districts and campuses within the state. Students and teachers may download citations and full text articles from numerous national and state sources with this initiative.

http://www.tea.state.tx.us/

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Date posted on this site: Monday, October 02, 2006


Response to Instruction & Intervention (RtII) in PA: An All-Ed Standards-Aligned Initiative

Organization: Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN) & the PA Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education

These videos and handouts are proceedings from the June, 2010 conference, Response to Instruction & Intervention (RtII) in PA: An All-Ed Standards-Aligned Initiative. These presentations have been brought to you by PaTTAN and the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education. Speakers include Dr. Lana Santoro, Dr. Russell Gersten, Dr. Paul Riccomini, Dr. Tim Runge, Dr. Joe Kovaleski, Dr. Dylan Wiliam, Dr. Don Deshler, and others.

http://rtiiconference.com/

Topic(s): Behavior, Mathematics Instruction, Reading Instruction, Intervention, RTI, Middle/High School RTI, School RTI, State RTI, What is RTI?
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Campus Leaders, District Leaders, State Leaders, Teachers, Technical Assistance Providers
Grades K-3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Media Type(s): Document/Report, Online Module, Presentation(s), Website

Date posted on this site: Monday, October 02, 2006


Texas Reading First Initiative (TRFI)

Organization: Texas Reading First Initiative (TRFI)

TRFI is the implementation of the Texas Education Agency’s Reading First funding, allocated under the federal No Child Left Behind Act. Here you can find information about TRFI’s statewide professional development and technical assistance efforts.

http://www.texasreading.org/utcrla/pd/trfi.asp

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Date posted on this site: Monday, October 02, 2006


Vaughn Gross Center for Reading and Language Arts

Organization: Vaughn Gross Center for Reading and Language Arts

The Vaughn Gross Center is focused on improving reading instruction for all students, especially struggling readers, English language learners, and special education students. The Center provides leadership to educators in effective reading instruction through its diversified research, technical assistance, and professional development projects. From translating research into practice to providing online professional development, the Center emphasizes scientifically based reading research and instruction.

https://www.meadowscenter.org/vgc/

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Date posted on this site: Monday, October 02, 2006


Texas Institute for Measurement, Evaluation, and Statistics (TIMES)

Organization: Texas Institute for Measurement, Evaluation, and Statistics (TIMES) at the University of Houston

TIMES is a multidisciplinary center focused on the application of measurement, evaluation, and statistics to the improvement of behavioral, psychological, and educational outcomes through research, training, and dissemination.

http://www2.times.uh.edu/

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Date posted on this site: Monday, October 02, 2006


The IRIS Center for Faculty Enhancement

Organization: The IRIS Center for Faculty Enhancement

This national effort, serving college faculty members working in preservice preparation programs, aims to ensure that general education teachers, school administrators, school nurses, and school counselors are well prepared to work with students who have disabilities and with their families. The IRIS Center is placing special education content into interactive Web-based learning modules that incorporate the STAR Legacy model (a problem-solving approach that commences with a challenge for students to resolve).

http://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/

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Date posted on this site: Monday, October 02, 2006


National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD)

Organization: National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD)

NCLD provides essential information to parents, professionals, and individuals with learning disabilities; promotes research and programs to foster effective learning; and advocates for policies to protect and strengthen educational rights and opportunities.

http://www.ncld.org/

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Date posted on this site: Monday, October 02, 2006


National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE)

Organization: National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE)

NASDSE provides services to state agencies to facilitate their efforts to maximize educational outcomes for individuals with disabilities. NASDSE is a not-for-profit organization established to promote and support education programs and related services for children and youth with disabilities in the United States and outlying areas. NASDSE establishes and maintains relations between those responsible for the development of statewide and federal special education programs and those responsible for general curriculum planning at the local, state, and national levels. NASDSE activities are designed to provide professional support to its members and others interested in special education.

http://www.nasdse.org/

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Date posted on this site: Monday, October 02, 2006


Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR)

Organization: Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR)

The Florida Center for Reading Research conducts basic research on reading growth, reading assessment, and reading instruction; disseminates information about research-based practices related to literacy instruction and assessment for children in preschool through 12th grade; conducts applied research that will have an immediate impact on policy and practices related to literacy instruction in Florida; and provides technical assistance to Florida’s schools and to the state Department of Education for the improvement of literacy outcomes in students from pre-K through 12th grade.

http://www.fcrr.org/

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Date posted on this site: Monday, October 02, 2006


Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)

Organization: Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)

CEC is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted. CEC advocates for appropriate governmental policies, sets professional standards, provides continual professional development, advocates for newly and historically underserved individuals with exceptionalities, and helps professionals obtain conditions and resources necessary for effective professional practice.

http://www.cec.sped.org/

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Date posted on this site: Monday, October 02, 2006