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 DPI SLD Page

WI-RtI Brief: Specific Learning Disabilities Rule Implementation and RtI, Some Clarifications

Wisconsin SLD Rule: Guiding Questions for Self-Assessing Readiness for Implementation

Specific Learning Disability Graphing Tool and Other Eligibility Resources

Guidance for Implementing Wisconsin Criteria for Specific Learning Disability