RTI: Court and Case Law-Confusion by Design
Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education
Professional confusion, as well as case law confusion, exists concerning the fidelity and integrity of response to intervention (RTI) as a defensible procedure for identifying children as having a specific learning disability (SLD) under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Division is generated because of conflicting mandates specified in IDEA when compared to mandates in the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). This article is submitted to address (a) concerns about the misuse of RTI in identifying students with SLD and (b) how schools face the challenges of identifying students with learning disabilities, providing appropriate services within the least restricted environment while attempting to meet the requirements found in NCLB that all children will learn on grade level and be assessed accordingly.
Learning Disability Quarterly
Daves, D. P.,
Walker, D. W.
(2012). RTI: Court and Case Law-Confusion by Design. Learning Disability Quarterly, 35(2), 68-71.
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