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Relations Between the CCSS and RTI in Literacy and Language


  • Karen K. Wixson,

  • Marjorie Y. Lipson


Initiatives such as Response to Intervention (RTI) and the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts (CCSS-ELA) have the potential to positively impact progress toward the goal of literacy for all. Because the CCSS-ELA will guide the content of the curriculum, instruction and assessment in the large number of adopting states, they will also have a significant impact on instruction and intervention within an RTI approach to teaching and learning in language and literacy. This column explores the implications of the CCSS-ELA for RTI in the areas of language and literacy with regard to definitions of success, perspectives on reading/literacy, instruction, and assessment.