Special Education Experts from the American Institutes for Research to Present at the Annual Council for Exceptional Children Conference

Washington, D.C. – Special education experts from the American Institutes for Research (AIR) will discuss Response to Intervention (RTI) and other issues during the 2010 Conference of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) taking place April 21-24, 2010, at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel, in Nashville, TN.

AIR is one of the nation’s leading educational research firms, with services that include training, technical assistance and research at the federal, state and local levels. Presentations will include staff from the National Center on Response to Intervention and the National High School Center.

The following is a list of the subjects and times of presentations involving AIR staff at the CEC conference.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Strand D, Session 1: What We Know (And Don’t Know) About High School Response to Intervention (HSRTI)
1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m., Washington B
From AIR: Louis Danielson, Jenny Scala (Lecture)

Friday, April 23, 2010

Strand F: Response to Intervention in Elementary Schools: Scaling-Up Evidence-Based RTI Frameworks With Diverse Students
8:30 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Bayou E
From AIR: Maurice McInerney (Strand Leader)

Strand F, Session 1: Federal, State and Local Perspectives on Data-Driven Expectations for Successful RTI Implementation
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m., Bayou E
From AIR: Lou Danielson (Panel Leader)

Strand F, Session 2: Evidence-Based Standards for RTI Screening, Progress Monitoring, and Tier 2 Instruction
9:45 a.m. –10:45 a.m., Bayou E
From AIR: Allison Gandhi (Presenter)

Strand F, Session 3: State and Local Experiences in Identifying, Implementing, and Sustaining Evidence-Based RTI
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Bayou E
From AIR: Tessie Rose (Presenter)

Strand F, Session 4: Promising Approaches to Using RTI in Response to Minority Student Disproportionality
1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m., Bayou E
From AIR: Darren Woodruff (Panel Leader)

The Future of Learning Disabilities: RTI, NCLB and Whatever Comes Next [Town Hall Meeting]
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Washington B
From AIR: Lou Danielson (Session Leader)

Approaches to Dropout Prevention: Heeding Early Warning Signs with Appropriate Interventions
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Presidential D
From AIR: Mindee O'Cummings, Joseph Harris

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Response to Intervention: How High Schools Are Using Tiered Frameworks [Demonstration Session]
9:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m., Canal D
From AIR: Lou Danielson (Session Leader), Tessie Rose, Jenny Scala (Presenters)

About AIR
Established in 1946, with headquarters in Washington, D.C., the American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance both domestically and internationally in the areas of health, education, and workforce productivity. For more information, visit www.air.org.

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