Pennsylvania Department of Education

Session Dates

Wednesday March 28th, 2018 1:00PM — 4:15PM

Advanced Practices in the Use of ROI for SLD Determination

As cross-disciplinary teams become more sophisticated in their understanding and application of Response to Intervention (RtI) Methodologies, practitioners have requested support with the consideration of Rate of Improvement (ROI) toward SLD determination relative to other contextual factors, including the effectiveness of the school’s multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS). Participants will briefly review the conceptual underpinnings of ROI and learn how to make contextually-informed decisions use ROI trajectories. Exemplars for writing evaluation reports using RtI Methodologies will also be shared.


  1. Describe the conceptual underpinnings of Rate of Improvement (ROI)
  2. Calculate ROI using progress-monitoring data
  3. Apply ROI trajectories within context toward SLD Determination
  4. Analyze sample ER regarding use of RtI as part of SLD Determination

Target Audience

Cross-disciplinary teams, school psychologists, tiered providers, special and general education administrators, reading specialists

Individuals attending this course must arrive on time and stay the duration of the course in order to receive Act 48 Professional Education hours. Requests for exceptions are to be brought to the attention of the individual´s Superintendent or IU Director prior to the course.

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Tom Wolf, Governor


  • Northwest Tri-County IU 5 - videoconference

Event Type

  • Inservices/workshops

Credit Type

  • Act 48 (3 hours)

Registration Contact

Kelly Kapp,, 717-901-2271

Content Contact

Karen Brady,, 717-901-2282

Topics Covered

Chapter 14/IDEA


  • Karen Brady, Michael Minor, Dr. Joseph Kovaleski