The International Reading Association has established a RTI Commission to address issues and concerns raised by members related to the response-to-intervention approach to reading instruction. RTI is being implemented across the country as a way of improving instruction for all students, as well as identifying students who need intervention or intensive special education services because of reading failure.
The commission will be communicating with IRA's network of state affiliates to expand participation and plan related activities and events.
The commission is chaired by Marjorie Y. Lipson of the University of Vermont and Karen K. Wixson of the University of Michigan. It includes 14 other members.