Author(s)

Jeri Hendrickson

Date Approved

9-25-2012

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. Learning Disabilities

Department

Language, Literacy, and Special Education

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Kuder, S Jay

Subject(s)

Middle school students;Response to intervention (Learning disabled children)

Disciplines

Special Education and Teaching

Abstract

The purpose of this descriptive study was to determine whether a response to intervention program (RTI) would be beneficial to students in the middle school population. Classes in two urban schools were observed and data were collected to decide the effectiveness of the RTI strategies and interventions which were given to the students. The first class was a language arts class and the second class was a math class. The students in the language arts class responded very well to the interventions the teacher taught them and all but one in this class were able to earn the grades that would allow them to remain in general education. The second class was a math class. These students also responded well to the interventions taught by the teacher. Most of these students showed a consistency in their grades and maintained their grade level throughout the first two marking periods. All but six students maintained their grades or better, and most of them remained at grade level.

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