Writing Comprehensive Evaluation Reports When Using an RTI Approach for SLD Determination


Session Dates

Wednesday January 12, 2022 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM - Webinar

Attendees will learn how to write comprehensive Evaluation Reports for students referred for specific learning disabilities when using response to intervention methodologies. Participants will review how to operationalize and document contemporary approaches to responsiveness to intervention and level of performance specific to a student’s referred area of academic performance. Consideration and documentation of federally-required classroom observations and rule-out criteria (e.g., lack of instruction; other conditions; environmental / economic disadvantage; limited English proficiency) will also be reviewed. Case studies will be used to illustrated how to document all required elements of a comprehensive evaluation for specific learning disabilities.


Attendees will:

  1. List and describe three contemporary operationalizations of responsiveness to intervention
  2. List and describe contemporary operationalizations of level of performance
  3. Explain the role of conducting systematic, comprehensive classroom observations in an evaluation for specific learning disabilities
  4. Identify the rule-out criteria that must be documented in an evaluation for specific learning disabilities
  5. Synthesize the above into the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Evaluation Report

Target Audience

This training is intended for teams of practitioners who are part of Tier 3 Problem-Solving Teams and use RTI to inform SLD Determination within their tiered system of supports to include general and special education administrators, MTSS coordinators, school psychologists, special education and ESL teachers, reading specialists and/or other advanced tier providers. Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this event. Contact: Kelly Kapp, at 717-901-2271, or kkapp@pattan.net.

Event Info

Event Type:


Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
No credit


Dr. Tim Runge

Event Contact:


Kelly Kapp

Content Contact:

Jennifer Collins