Addressing both academic and behavioral challenges, this book offers RTI teams specific steps for conducting comprehensive evaluations of students in tier 3 of the RTI model.

Using the Case Study to Determine Special Education Eligibility

Using the case study to determine special education eligibility

Special education eligibility decisions traditionally have depended on the categorization of students according to their individual characteristics (e.g., ability measured using an individual IQ test; measured achievement using a published, norm-referenced measure; and, for behavior, type, and severity of problems). In particular, the IQ score has been treated as an index of what could be expected of a student, and, in the case of specific learning disabilities (SLD), it served as a standard for establishing the “significant discrepancy” that has been a consistent feature of SLD definitions over the past several decades. Judgments about service delivery options for identified students focused on the least restrictive environment (LRE), as ...

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