This new online toolkit is a detailed resource that summarizes what the law requires and provides a clear vision of best practice related to an RTI-based specific learning disability (SLD) Identification process.  The section "Considerations for English Language Learners" contains Information in the following five areas provides guidance for the instruction of students who are culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) and for making valid decisions for determining special education eligibility. 

  1. Expertise/knowledge of team and informed parent participation
  2. Effectiveness of Tier 1 core instruction
  3. Effectiveness of Tier 2 and Tier 3 interventions
  4. Effectiveness of academic assessments and interpretation
  5. Comparisons to populations and normative samples

RTI-Based SLD Identification Toolkit: Considerations for English Language Learners
From RTI Action Network