Enhancing Early Literacy Outcomes within Tiered Systems

Best Practices in SLD Determination for Reading

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Session Dates

Wednesday May 13, 2020 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Cross-disciplinary teams who are vested in MTSS Implementation often struggle with making complex decisions based upon the data collected within Tiers 1, 2 and/or 3, as it relates to determining Responsiveness to Intervention (RTI) and whether to proceed with the SLD eligibility process. This session will review regulations, research and best practices in SLD identification, in addition to frequently asked questions regardless of the approach a given school uses (RTI or Ability-Achievement Discrepancy).


Participants will be able to:

  • Differentiate between MTSS & RTI
  • Identify practices and processes that align with legal mandates and regulation regardless of the approach a given LEA is using
  • Define Best Practices and Research in SLD Identification 

Target Audience

Administrator, General Education Teachers (K-2) full complement of grade-level teachers associated with scope of impact), Special Education Teachers (K-2), School Psychologist,
Literacy Specialist/Coach, MTSS Coordinator/School Improvement Specialist,
ESL Provider, Speech/Language Therapist, Family Member, Curriculum Coordinator and/or Special Education Director, IU TaC

Event Info

Event Type:


Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
No credit


PaTTAN Educational Consultant

Event Contact:


Kelly Kapp