Description of the Investigation
The section below will provide you (the detective) with links to websites, videos, and research materials that will deliver you with the information necessary to help you answer questions and get you started on your investigation. Keep in mind, this is not an exclusive list of resources. You are encouraged to acquire your own additional sources. So let's get started...
Some Background Knowledge for the Detective
Response to Intervention (RtI) is the practice of providing scientifically based instruction and interventions matched to the students' needs. Progress is monitored frequently to make decisions about changes in instruction or goals, and applying child response data to important educational decisions. Based on a problem-solving model, the RtI approach considers environmental factors as they might apply to an individual students difficulty, and provides services/intervention as soon as the student demonstrates a need. RtI has emerged as the new way to think about both disability identification and early intervention assistance for the most vulnerable, academically unresponsive children in schools and school districts ("What is RtI?," 2012).
Please click on the 2 links below to disover information on IDEA and RtI. As you read, consider what is meant by a multi-tiered process and how IDEA protects students with disabilities.
Website Link: http://www.kidstogether.org/IDEA.htm
Clues and Activities
Teams will be organized in groups of three. Each group of detectives will be assigned two questions to investigate. Teachers will research how these topics apply to the process of specialized education and prepare a short presentation on their findings.
Use the following links to investigate: