Benefits of RTI

In 2004, Clark County School District, Nevada began forming pilot schools for conducting RTI.  Over the next five years, there was so much success in those schools that it led to a district-wide shift towards RTI.  In 2009, the school psychologists of Clark County implemented RTI at every elementary and middle school, and completely abandoned the discrepancy model.  As a result, thousands of students began receiving academic and behavioral interventions in the general education setting.  In addition, the amount of referrals that school psychologists received decreased. Plus, the referrals that school psychologists did receive were more accurate referrals meaning the students were more likely to qualify for special education. As seen in the graphs below, the numbers continue to improve in Clark County year after year.  

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Screen Shot 2015-09-06 at 5.15.35 PMFor more information, listen to Bob Weires, Director, talk about the process of implementing RTI in Clark County on the NASP Podcasts. Click Here to Listen.