Specific Learning Disabilities Eligibility Criteria
Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD) and RtI
With a Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD) rule that requires the analysis of data following intensive intervention, district and school staff have questions regarding the relationship between the SLD rule and the state’s concurrent emphasis on a school-wide system’s approach to Response to Intervention (RtI). Although districts are encouraged to fully implement a RtI framework, RtI, as articulated by the Department of Public Instruction (DPI), is not required.
These documents from Wisconsin's Department of Public Instruction are designed to help schools prepare for implementing the new SLD rule, and to answer questions about its relationship with RtI.
Wisconsin SLD Rule: Guiding Questions for Self-Assessing Readiness for Implementation
- Implementing Wisconsin Criteria for SLD: FAQs about Making SLD Eligibility Decisions
- What Distrists Must Have in Place to Implement the SLD Insufficient Progress Criterion:
Requirements Checklist and PowerPoint Presentation with notes
- Wisconsin's SLD Rule: A Technical Guide for Determining the Eligibility of Students with SLD