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Using Evidence-Based Decision Trees Instead of Formulas to Identify At-Risk Readers

Organization: Institute of Education Sciences (IES)

This report examines a simpler method for identifying struggling readers to determine its accuracy in comparison to a more complicated approach.

http://eric.ed.gov/?id=ED545225

Topic(s): Reading Instruction, Intervention
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Campus Leaders, Teachers, Technical Assistance Providers
Grades K-3
Media Type(s): Website

Date posted on this site: Tuesday, November 25, 2014


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Effectiveness of a Program to Accelerate Vocabulary Development in Kindergarten (VOCAB): First Grade Follow-Up Impact Report and Exploratory Analyses

Organization: Institute of Education Sciences (IES)

This study spotlights a kindergarten program focused on vocabulary building and investigates whether participating students retain their new vocabulary knowledge into the first grade.

http://eric.ed.gov/?id=ED527097

Topic(s): Reading Instruction, Intervention
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Campus Leaders, Teachers, Technical Assistance Providers
Grades K-3
Media Type(s): Website

Date posted on this site: Tuesday, November 25, 2014


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Secondary Reading Instruction (Part 2): Deepening Middle School Content-Area Learning with Vocabulary and Comprehension Strategies

Organization: The IRIS Center

This Module examines some of the reasons that adolescents struggle with content-area text and overviews effective strategies teachers can use to improve the vocabulary and comprehension skills of students with a wide range of abilities and across a variety of subjects.

http://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/module/sec-rdng2/

Topic(s): Reading Instruction, Intervention
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Teachers, Technical Assistance Providers
Grades 6-8
Media Type(s): Online Module

Date posted on this site: Tuesday, November 25, 2014


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Effective Instruction for Adolescent Struggling Readers-Second Edition

Organization: National Center on Intensive Intervention (NCII)

This suite of resources developed by the Center on Instruction has two purposes. First, it is designed to guide the delivery of instruction for adolescent struggling readers, particularly secondary interventions in the general education context. Second, it seeks to deepen technical assistance providers’ knowledge of reading-related issues for adolescents with reading difficulties and learning disabilities and enrich providers’ work with SEAs and LEAs.

http://www.intensiveintervention.org/resource/effective-instruction-adolescent-struggling-readers-second-edition

Topic(s): Reading Instruction, Intervention
Intended Audience(s): Campus Leaders, Teachers, Technical Assistance Providers
Grades 6-8
Media Type(s): Online Module

Date posted on this site: Tuesday, November 25, 2014


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Designing and Delivering Intensive Intervention in Behavior (DBI Training Series Module 8)

Organization: National Center on Intensive Intervention (NCII)

This module focuses primarily on selecting evidence-based interventions that align with the functions of behavior for students with severe and persistent learning and behavior needs. The emphasis of this training will include four main content areas: (a) relating assessment to function, (b) selecting evidence-based interventions that align with functions of behavior, (c) linking assessment and monitoring, and (d) connecting data with the evidence-based interventions selected. The overarching goal is to connect concepts and theories in behavior and begin planning how intensive intervention can be put into practice to support students with intensive behavioral needs.

http://www.intensiveintervention.org/resource/designing-and-delivering-intensive-intervention-behavior-dbi-training-series-module-8

Topic(s): Behavior
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Campus Leaders, District Leaders, Technical Assistance Providers
Grades K-3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Media Type(s): Online Module

Date posted on this site: Tuesday, November 25, 2014


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Adolescent Literacy Toolkit

Organization: Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO

CCSSO’s Adolescent Literacy Toolkit was developed by the Council and multiple partners in response to a state-identified need to develop the skills, knowledge, and resources of content-area high school teachers to implement adolescent literacy best practices and strategies in their classrooms. The toolkit includes resources for both states and teachers and has the following purposes: 1. To help teachers understand the value of integrating literacy best practices and instructional strategies into content-area instruction. 2. To provide teachers with useful resources to help them integrate literacy best practices and instructional strategies into content-area instruction. 3. To provide resources to states for literacy professional development conducted at the state level.

http://www.ccsso.org/resources/digital_resources/adolescent_literacy_toolkit.html

Topic(s): Mathematics Instruction, Reading Instruction
Intended Audience(s): Teachers, Technical Assistance Providers
Grades 9-12
Media Type(s): Website

Date posted on this site: Tuesday, November 25, 2014


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Improving Mathematical Problem Solving in Grades 4 through 8

Organization: Institute of Education Sciences (IES), What Works Clearinghouse (WCC)

The goal of this practice guide is to offer educators specific, evidence-based recommendations that address the challenge of improving mathematical problem solving in grades 4 through 8. The guide provides practical, clear information on critical topics related to improving mathematical problem solving and is based on the best available evidence as judged by the authors. This practice guide provides five recommendations for improving students' mathematical problem solving in grades 4 through 8: 1. Prepare problems and use them in whole-class instruction. 2. Assist students in monitoring and reflecting on the problem-solving process. 3. Teach students how to use visual representations. 4. Expose students to multiple problem-solving strategies. 5. Help students recognize and articulate mathematical concepts and notation.

http://ies.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=WWCPGMIM12

Topic(s): Mathematics Instruction
Intended Audience(s): Campus Leaders, Teachers
Grades 4-5
Media Type(s): Document(s)

Date posted on this site: Tuesday, October 28, 2014


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Assisting Students Struggling with Mathematics: Response to Intervention (RtI) for Elementary and Middle Schools

Organization: Institute of Education Sciences

Taking early action may be key to helping students struggling with mathematics. The eight recommendations in this guide are designed to help teachers, principals, and administrators use Response to Intervention for the early detection, prevention, and support of students struggling with mathematics.

http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/PracticeGuide.aspx?sid=2

Topic(s): Mathematics Instruction, RTI, School RTI
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Teachers
Grades K-3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8
Media Type(s): Document(s)

Date posted on this site: Tuesday, October 28, 2014


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Monitoring Student Progress for Behavioral Interventions (DBI Training Series Module 3)

Organization: National Center on Intensive Intervention (NCII)

This module, developed as part of the National Center on Intensive Interventions data-based individualization series. The module focuses on behavioral progress monitoring within the context of the DBI process and addresses: (a) methods available for behavioral progress monitoring, including but not limited to Direct Behavior Rating (DBR), and (b) using progress monitoring data to make decisions about behavioral interventions. Upon completion of the module, viewers will be able to 1) Select and define meaningful target behaviors for progress monitoring; 2) Understand the advantages and disadvantages of using Systematic Direct Observation versus Direct Behavior Rating; 3) Plan and carry out data collection to monitor a target behavior; individualize Direct Behavior Rating forms; and 4) Use graphed progress monitoring data to determine when intervention changes are needed.

http://www.intensiveintervention.org/resource/monitoring-student-progress-behavioral-interventions-dbi-training-series-module-3

Topic(s): Behavior, Progress Monitoring
Intended Audience(s): Campus Leaders, Teachers, Technical Assistance Providers
Grades K-3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Media Type(s): Document(s)

Date posted on this site: Tuesday, October 28, 2014


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Behavioral Intervention Chart

Organization: National Center on Intensive Intervention (NCII)

This tools chart presents information about studies that have been conducted about behavioral intervention programs. Ratings are provided for Study Quality, including ratings from our TRC members on the technical rigor of the study design; Study Results, which provides information about the findings of the studies; Program Information, or information about the intervention including the target behavior it addresses and implementation requirements; and Additional Research, which provides information about other studies and reviews that have been conducted on the intervention.

http://www.intensiveintervention.org/chart/behavioral-intervention-chart

Topic(s): Behavior, Progress Monitoring, RTI, School RTI, Screening
Intended Audience(s): Campus Leaders, Teachers, Technical Assistance Providers
Grades K-3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Media Type(s): Online Module

Date posted on this site: Tuesday, October 28, 2014


Mathematics Instruction for Students with Learning Disabilities or Difficulty Learning Mathematics: A Synthesis of the Intervention Research

Organization: Center on Instruction

This guide for teachers is a companion piece to the meta-analysis from the Center on Instruction, Mathematics Instruction for Students with Learning Disabilities or Difficulty Learning Mathematics: A Synthesis of the Intervention Research. Based on the findings of this report, seven effective instructional practices were identified for teaching mathematics to K-12 students with learning disabilities. It describes these practices and, incorporating recommendations from The Final Report of The National Mathematics Advisory Panel as well, specifies research-based recommendations for students with learning disabilities and for students who are experiencing difficulties in learning mathematics but are not identified as having a math learning disability.

http://www.centeroninstruction.org/mathematics-instruction-for-students-with-learning-disabilities-or-difficulty-learning-mathematics-a-synthesis-of-the-intervention-research

Topic(s): Mathematics Instruction, RTI
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Campus Leaders, District Leaders, Researchers/Faculty, State Leaders, Teachers, Technical Assistance Providers
Grades K-3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Media Type(s): Document(s), Online Module

Date posted on this site: Monday, June 30, 2014


Mathematics Instruction for Students with Learning Disabilities or Difficulty Learning Mathematics: A Guide for Teachers

Organization: Center on Instruction

This guide for teachers is a companion piece to the meta-analysis from the Center on Instruction, Mathematics Instruction for Students with Learning Disabilities or Difficulty Learning Mathematics: A Synthesis of the Intervention Research. Based on the findings of this report, seven effective instructional practices were identified for teaching mathematics to K-12 students with learning disabilities. It describes these practices and, incorporating recommendations from The Final Report of The National Mathematics Advisory Panel as well, specifies research-based recommendations for students with learning disabilities and for students who are experiencing difficulties in learning mathematics but are not identified as having a math learning disability. This document supports improvements in mathematics instruction for implementation of School Improvement Grants (SIG) requirements. It also supports implementation of College & Career Ready Standards (including Common Core State Standards) for mathematics.

http://www.centeroninstruction.org/mathematics-instruction-for-students-with-learning-disabilities-or-difficulty-learning-mathematics-a-guide-for-teachers

Topic(s): Mathematics Instruction
Intended Audience(s): Teachers
Grades K-3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Media Type(s): Document(s), Online Module

Date posted on this site: Monday, June 30, 2014


Introduction to Data-Based Individualization (DBI): Considerations for Implementation in Academics and Behavior (DBI Training Series Module 1)

Organization: National Center on Intensive Intervention

This training module provides a rationale for intensive intervention and an overview of data-based individualization (DBI), NCII’s approach to providing intensive intervention. DBI is a research-based process for individualizing validated interventions through the systematic use of assessment data to determine when and how to intensify intervention. Two case studies, one academic and one behavioral, are used to illustrate the process and highlight considerations for implementation.

http://www.intensiveintervention.org/resource/introduction-data-based-individualization

Topic(s): Behavior, Progress Monitoring, Reading Instruction, Intervention, RTI, Middle/High School RTI
Intended Audience(s): Campus Leaders, District Leaders, Teachers, Technical Assistance Providers
Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Media Type(s): Online Module

Date posted on this site: Monday, June 30, 2014


School-wide Positive Behavior Support: Implementers’ Blueprint and Self-Assessment

Organization: Technical Assistance Center on PBIS

The purpose of this blueprint is to present a rationale for adopting school-wide positive behavior support (SW-PBS), describe the key features of SW-PBS, and illustrate processes, structures, and supports of SW-PBS. The resource explains how SW-PBS works within a three-tier framework. Features of the blueprint include descriptive task checklists, sample forms and worksheets to assist task completion, and detailed examples.

http://www.pbis.org/resource/713

Topic(s): Behavior, RTI, Middle/High School RTI
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Campus Leaders, District Leaders, Teachers, Technical Assistance Providers
Grades K-3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Media Type(s): Document(s)

Date posted on this site: Monday, June 30, 2014


Self-Regulated Strategy Development: Using Learning Strategies to Enhance Student Learning

Organization: The Iris Center for Training Enhancements

This online module, developed by the IRIS Center for Training Enhancements, describes strategy instruction, self-regulation, and the implementation of Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD), an instructional model that is particularly effective with diverse populations of students, especially individuals with reading and learning disabilities.

http://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/srs/chalcycle.htm

Topic(s): Reading Instruction, Intervention, RTI
Intended Audience(s): Campus Leaders, Teachers
Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Media Type(s): Online Module

Date posted on this site: Monday, June 30, 2014


How do I know if the RTI tools and interventions I am using are evidence-based?

Organization: The Center on Response to Intervention

This video, featuring Dr. Allison Gandi, Principal Researcher at the American Institutes for Research, discussing the definition of an evidence based practice and how to examine the research behind it.

http://www.rti4success.org/video/how-do-i-know-if-rti-tools-and-interventions-i-am-using-are-evidence-based

Topic(s): Mathematics Instruction, Reading Instruction, Intervention, RTI
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Campus Leaders, District Leaders, Teachers
Grades K-3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Media Type(s): Online Module, Presentation(s)

Date posted on this site: Monday, June 30, 2014


Colorado Learning Disabilities Research Center (CLDRC)

Organization: Colorado Learning Disabilities Research Center (CLDRC)

The long-range objectives of the Colorado Learning Disabilities Research Center (a sister Center to the TCLD, also funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development) are the identification, characterization, validation and amelioration of reading disabilities (both word-level and comprehension), writing disabilities (both writing mechanics and composition), and ADHD, the most prevalent and often, co-morbid disorders of childhood.

http://ibgwww.colorado.edu/cldrc/

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Media Type(s): Website

Date posted on this site: Thursday, May 15, 2014


International Dyslexia Association (IDA)

Organization: International Dyslexia Association (IDA)

The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals with dyslexia, their families and the communities that support them.

http://www.interdys.org/

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Media Type(s): Website

Date posted on this site: Thursday, May 15, 2014


The Power of Strategy Instruction

Organization: National Dissemination Center for Children of Disabilities

This product, developed by the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities, provides teachers with the tools to implement strategy instuction. Strategy instruction supplies students with the same tools and techniques that efficient learners use to understand and learn new material or skills. With continued guidance and ample opportunities for practice, students learn to integrate new information with what they already know, in a way that makes sense–making it easier for them to recall the information or skill at a later time, even in a different situation or setting. This method of instruction is appropriate and effective for students who have disabilities, as well as for those who do not.

http://nichcy.org/wp-content/uploads/docs/eestrategy.pdf

Topic(s): Reading Instruction
Intended Audience(s): Campus Leaders, Parents, Teachers
Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Media Type(s): Document(s), Website

Date posted on this site: Wednesday, January 22, 2014


Supporting Beginning Special Educators: Tips for School Leaders

Organization: The Iris Center for Training Enhancements

This module, developed by the IRIS Center for Training Enhancements, discusses ways administrators and campus leaders can provide support for beginning special education teachers. The module discusses issues unique to special education positions and resources for curriculum and instruction, professional development, and administrative support, which can increase a teacher's effectiveness in the classroom.

http://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/module/beginteach/

Topic(s): Teacher Preparation
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Campus Leaders, Teachers
Grades K-3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Media Type(s): Online Module

Date posted on this site: Wednesday, January 22, 2014