New FAQ’s about RtI and Children Not Eligible for Special Education

Response to Intervention (RtI) is an approach that schools use to help all students, including struggling learners. The RtI approach gives Texas students opportunities to learn and work at their grade level. The idea is to help all students be successful.

Senate Bill (SB) 1153, 85th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2017, changed Texas Education Code (TEC), Section 26.0081. The changes require the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to update the Student Handbook Statement.

The changes also require local educational agencies (LEAs) to provide parents with notice whenever their child begins to receive intervention strategies (Response to Intervention, RtI). The notice must contain specific requirements.

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