Designing a Response to Intervention plan for English-Language Learners Using the results of language testing


  • Deborah Rhein New Mexico State University


Response to Intervention (RTI) is a new option for identifying students with disabilities under IDEIA 2004. While RTI plans are generally implemented before any specialized testing, there are cases where it might be helpful to implement an RTI plan after standardized testing, using the results from a formal assessment of language skills in both the native language and English. This article explores such a case and presents a table of suggested Tier 1 and Tier 2 interventions, based on the results of language testing.

Author Biography

Deborah Rhein, New Mexico State University

Deborah Rhein, Ph.D. CCC-SLP New Mexico State University