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A program evaluation of response to intervention implementation in the Clark County School District


2009 2009

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Abstract (summary)

The Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA, 2004) now includes language that permits local education agencies to use a process that determines if a child responds to scientific, research based interventions as part of their evaluation procedures. This reauthorization of IDEA 2004 has led to an increase demand for rigorous research on the outcomes of various models of response to intervention (RTI). Many of the components of RTI have a thorough base of empirical support. However, little empirical work has gone into understanding the standardization of service delivery and implementation of RTI in schools.

There are two purposes to this study. First, this evaluation aims to provide formative evaluation data which will aid in the improvement of the processes and functions associated with the Clark County (Las Vegas) RTI Model in their critical role of supporting student achievement. Additionally, observations are then placed into a broader context in how they might contribute to the research base regarding implementation and service delivery standardization.

Program evaluation data were collected from ten designated RTI schools in the Clark County School District in Las Vegas, NV that included structured interviews, surveys, direct observation of meetings, and a review of student intervention cases. Overall, results indicated evidence of an effective use of assessment and intervention tools across schools in a prevention oriented model. Unique examples of intervention service delivery models are discussed along with future directions for research.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Special education;
Curriculum development
Classification
0529: Special education
0727: Curriculum development
Identifier / keyword
Education, Clark County School District, Nevada, Program evaluation, Response to intervention
Title
A program evaluation of response to intervention implementation in the Clark County School District
Author
Shaf, Michael J.
Number of pages
93
Publication year
2009
Degree date
2009
School code
0118
Source
DAI-A 70/09, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781109352191
Advisor
Matthews, William J.
Committee member
Harchik, Alan; Hintze, John M.
University/institution
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Department
School Psychology
University location
United States -- Massachusetts
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3372277
ProQuest document ID
304922344
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304922344
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