Response to Intervention: Is the Sky Falling?

Katherine A. Dougherty Stahl

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Response to Intervention (RTI) is a multiple tiered system of instructional interventions that may also serve to identify children with Specific Learning Disabilities (particularly in reading and spelling). This article summarizes the findings of Evaluation of Response to Intervention Practices for Elementary School Reading (Balu, Zhu, Doolittle, Schiller, Jenkins, & Gersten, 2015). It concludes with a list of implications and suggestions for how schools might update and refine their RTI framework based on the federal study's findings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)659-663
Number of pages5
JournalReading Teacher
Issue number6
StatePublished - May 1 2016


  • 2-Childhood
  • Instructional intervention
  • Screening

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Pharmacology
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Pharmacology (medical)


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