Amy Williamson is leading a newly formed group at the Iowa Department of Education that will be working to develop a data system to support Response to Intervention (RtI) statewide, and I would like to invite you to be a member of this workgroup on behalf of the Department.
She anticipates that the group will begin meeting within 2-3 weeks -- as all of the schedules permit and that the group will meet as frequently as is necessary thereafter to complete the work. The intended outcome is to put in place a data system that supports RtI in Iowa by Fall 2012, as the State Board has determined that universal screening for reading will be in place for grades K-6 by Spring 2012.
This is a tight timeline for exciting work, and I hope you will want to be a part of the team. Please let me know which of the following dates you could attend the first meeting, as soon as possible.
Thank you in advance for your help!
Amy J. Williamson