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NWRCC provides assistance to state education agencies in implementing RTI models. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 2004 authorized local education agencies to use Response to Intervention (RTI) models. RTI is an integrated approach that includes general, remedial, and special education. It is based on a three-tiered model that monitors student progress with different levels of intervention intensity. By providing scientifically-based interventions to students, monitoring progress on interventions, and using this information to determine who is in need of more intensive services, RTI also builds on the requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) (currently known as the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 [NCLB]). RTI further builds on the advance core reform assurances of making improvements in teacher effectiveness and providing intensive support and effective interventions for the lowest-performing schools.