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Put that all together with a big dose of common sense and you get Rt I.

Under IDEA, a local education agency may use up to 15 percent of its IDEA Part B funds to develop and implement the provision of early intervening services for students who have not yet been identified as needing special education but who need additional academic and behavioral support to succeed in general education.

For the past 30 years or so, a fairly tight knit group of people across the country have been quietly working on ways to bring evidence-based practice into schools.

There have been a number of iterations in that direction.

RTI-Based Specific Learning Disability (SLD) Identification Toolkit Webinar: RTI-Based SLD Identification Toolkit Considerations for English Language Learners Case Study: Beginning with the Whole Mind - Florida’s Systems Approach to Response to Intervention Universal Design for Learning (UDL)Process of designing instruction that is accessible by all students; UDL includes multiple means of representation, multiple means of expression, and multiple means of engagement; the focus in creation of UDL curricula is on technology and materials.

More Terms » : IDEA 2004 encourages schools to begin using a process that determines if a student responds to a "scientific, research-based intervention" as a part of the evaluation procedures to determine which students may have a specific learning disability (SLD) and need special education.

Fancy sounding words that basically mean that Rt I lets schools look at kids' needs and use their resources most efficiently to provide effective instruction for all of them.

In short, schools that are effective do three things well: Rt I provides the evidence-based tools to help schools do these things efficiently. It comes from the confluence of a long history of applied research and practice coupled with improved engineering for delivering instruction in the real world, all wrapped up in the perfect storm of political and social policy imperatives demanding better outcomes for all of our children.

Making this more explicit is important because it is NCLB, not IDEA that is the authorizing law for Title I services in schools targeting low-income schools.