Can you tell me what these mean? IDEA and RTI
Based on your question, I suspect you are quite new to this field.
Start with the Basics
IDEA. Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
If you have a child with special needs, per IDEA, the school district is supposed to evaluate your child.
RTI. Response to Intervention
If your child is suspected of having a learning disability (LD), the school district may use the discrepancy between the child’s IQ and educational performance as one basis to determine the child is eligible and qualifies for an Individualized Education Program (IEP).
But the school may also use a process known as Response to Intervention (RTI) to see if that LD child is eligible for an IEP.
The definition of LD is in IDEA at 20 U.S.C 1401(30) and the law about RTI is in 20 U.S.C 1414(b)(6). [Read more →]