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Response to Intervention for English Learners
This article describes a framework for using Response to Intervention (RTI) with students
who are English Learners (ELs). It examines the characteristics of these students; defines
the RTI process; and then outlines how schools can use grade level teams, a school
leadership team, and professional development to support literacy instruction in this model. We
include specific recommendations to screen and monitor progress.
Claudia is the Endowed Joan Wieler Arno 49 Professor at Lasell University. She is currently a full professor of education and chair of the Education Program. Claudia has been a teacher, researcher, consultant, and professor of special education.