A difference exists between the student's ability and achievement.
A fifth-grader with the ability of a seventh-grader would be expected to read on a seventh-grade level
Response to Intervention
An approach to the identification of reading/learning disabilities in which struggling students are provided with reading instruction that increases in intensity from high-quality classroom instruction to specialized one-on-one intervention in order to assess the student' ability to learn. Instruction is typically combined with diagnosis.
What is the focus of Response to Intervention
Prevention and Remediation
Three tiers of Response to Intervention
1. High-quality classroom instruction
2. Supplementary instruction
3. Intensive instruction
Define a Problem Reader
One who is reading below intellectual capacity or oral language development
Assessing and Correcting Reading and Writing Difficulties - Chapter 1
Key terms from chapter 1 of Assessing and Correcting Reading and Writing Difficulties