Monday, February 18, 2008


This Weeks Live Web Chat

When: Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2 p.m. Eastern time

Please join for this live Web chat to talk about the growing use of and interest in "response to intervention," an educational approach for identifying students' academic problems and putting measures in place to help them succeed in school.

Response to intervention, also known as RTI in education circles, offers the promise of helping struggling learners early in their school careers by providing targeted, scientifically-based instruction. Congress, in the 2004 reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, said that RTI can also be part of the process for diagnosing children with specific learning disabilities. Although interest in this approach is growing across the country, educators still have many questions about how to effectively implement the practice.

For background, please read:
"'Response to Intervention' Sparks Interest, Questions"
"Embracing 'Response to Intervention.'"

About the guests:
Maurice McInerney, the managing director of the American Institutes for Research and the co-project director of the National Center on Response to Intervention, a federally-funded center that seeks to support widespread use of evidence-based practices in RTI; and

Evelyn Johnson, an assistant professor at Boise State University and the co-author of RTI: A Practitioner's Guide to Implementing Response to Intervention. Submit questions in advance.

No special equipment other than Internet access is needed to participate in this text-based chat. A transcript will be posted shortly after the completion of the chat.

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