Intervention Central

Authors: Intervention Central

Discredited educational practices--‘zombie’ interventions— are still being used widely in schools, despite clear and compelling research arguing against their use.

 As districts move to full adoption of RTI, they must ensure that interventions used to address student academic and behavioral issues are evidence-based.

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