Schools Where all Children Learn to Read

Earlier interventions using the Response to Intervention approach will improve students’ literacy


Canadian schools have typically taught literacy using a “wait to fail” approach. Only students with failing literacy skills are targeted for intervention around age 8, when the problem is first detected. This project will implement a Response to Intervention (RtI) approach, which measures literacy learning beginning in the early elementary school years. The RtI approach favours frequent and early testing because evidence suggests that early identification and intervention is more likely to affect positive learning outcomes.

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