Date of Award
Graduate School of Education and Professional Development
Type of Degree
Fred Jay Krieg
Sandra S. Stroebel
It has been hypothesized in the literature that a Response to Intervention (RtI) model will reduce the number of referrals for special education services. The purpose of this study was to compare the number of special education referrals prior to the implementation of the West Virginia Department of Education pilot RtI project and the rates of referrals for special education services in the years following its implementation. Data was collected from two of the eleven pilot schools and analyzed collectively using a Chi-Square test. Results of this study showed that the RtI pilot project did not have a significant impact on the number of referrals made for special education services year to year. However, when examining longitudinal data, it is evident, that contrary to the research hypothesis, the number of referrals for special education services increased following the implementation of the RtI project, several years after its initial implementation.
Response to intervention (Learning disabled children)
Response to intervention (Learning disabled children) - West Virginia.
Hare, Christina, "The Effects of Response to Intervention on Referral Rates for Special Education Services" (2008). Theses, Dissertations and Capstones. 624.