A Survey of Response to Intervention Team Members' Effective Practices in Rural Elementary Schools

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Abstract

This study examined the perceptions of general and special education teachers regarding the effectiveness of intervention teams in rural elementary schools. The passage of IDEIA 2004 brought considerable support for the use of the Response to Intervention (RtI) process providing research-based interventions to students who are struggling. Response to Intervention emphasizes the use of multidisciplinary teams to problem solve and identify instructional interventions that will address educational deficits and curtail the need for special education services. This process presents a challenge for rural schools to develop effective team practices with limited resources and staff. General and special education teachers in this study were surveyed to examine teachers’ perceptions of team membership, practices and effectiveness based on quality indicators of effective intervention team practices as identified in literature. The study indicates the majority of rural schools represented by th
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-8
JournalRural Special Education Quarterly
StatePublished - Jul 2015

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