WS31: Determining Eligibility for Special Education in an RTI System: Basic Concepts and Procedures Sessions and Workshops Qualifying for NASP and APA-Approved Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Documentation

Thursday, February 23

  • 8:30–11:30 a.m.
  • CPD Credit Hour(s): 3
  • Skill Level: II
  • Members: $80
    Non-Members: $115

This workshop presents procedures for using an assessment of student response to intervention (RTI) as part of a multidisciplinary evaluation to determine special education eligibility at the K–12 level. Participants will be able to (a) identify assessment procedures for RTI, including identifying a student's dual discrepancy of academic level and rate; (b) graph and calculate rate of improvement data; (c) articulate how RTI is used to determine eligibility for special education while ruling out lack of instruction and other disabilities or conditions; and (d) conceptualize language for composing evaluation reports. This workshop can stand alone or serve as Part I of Dr. Kovaleski's advanced workshop entitled Determining Eligibility for Special Education in an RTI System: Advanced Applications of Determining Rate of Improvement (WS36), Thursday, February 23, 2012, 12:30–3:30 p.m.

Speaker(s): Joseph F. Kovaleski, DEd, NCSP, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Joseph F. Kovaleski, DEd, NCSP, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Joseph F. Kovaleski, DEd, NCSP, is professor of educational and school psychology and director of the doctoral program in school psychology at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He is a consultant on RTI for the Pennsylvania Response to Instruction and Intervention project and for school districts and organizations.