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Intervention : Where Education Is Heading

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Response to Intervention: Where Education Is Heading.

Kyle Manfredonia

Baldwin Wallace University

July 23, 2015

Introduction Education is an ever changing system that allows teachers and families to come together to create opportunities for students throughout the country. Response to Intervention (RTI) is a model that exhibits the adaptability our education system has. RTI has a tremendous amount of positives that bring professionals, students, and guardians together to create an opportunity for those in the program to have a chance at being successful. Throughout the research we will look at the history and benefits of what RTI brings to our educational system.
Historical Background of Response to Intervention Response to Intervention first came about to help answer the question about the over-identification of students who are struggling in the classroom compared those who are in need of Special Education. It started with Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA – 97) which took the general education and special education and made them more of a single system that can work together. Then in 2004, IDEA was re-evaluated and renamed to Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA). This law still stressed the importance of bringing general education and special education together as one but added that relying on the testing of a child’s I.Q as a required action for the identification of a
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