Response to Intervention

Matt Cohen article on COPAA site

OSEP letters   Jan. 21, 2010, 2007

Wrightslaw Response to Intervention: Guidelines for Parents and Practitioners

International Journal of Inclusive Education

CDE RTI pages

For example, District’s standard policy was not to proceed straight to the special education assessment process under the IDEA when requested, but instead to go through the COST referral and student study team process, using the response to intervention strategy in lieu of assessments. However, an RTI process does not replace the need for a comprehensive evaluation. A public agency must use a variety of data gathering tools and strategies even if an RTI process is used. The results of an RTI process may be one component of the information reviewed as part of the evaluation procedures. An evaluation must include a variety of assessment tools and strategies and cannot rely on any single procedure as the sole criterion for determining eligibility for special education and related services. (71 Fed. Reg. 46648 (Aug. 14, 2006).) Therefore, response to intervention is not intended to be used as a substitute for the assessment process under the IDEA.   OAH Case No. 2016100009

M. M. v. Lafayette School Dist.  767 F. 3d 842 9th cir. 2014

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