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Education for Students with Reading/Learning Disabilities: What Makes It ‘Special’

Organization: Center on Instruction

Presented at the 2006 OSEP Project Directors' Conference Program on July 31, 2006, by Dr. Sharon Vaughn of the Vaughn Gross Center at the University of Texas at Austin, this presentation discusses the importance of implementing effective, research-based instructional practices, specifically tiered intervention models, when educating students with disabilities.

http://www.centeroninstruction.org/files/Vaughn_July_2006.pdf

Topic(s): Reading Instruction, Intervention, RTI
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Others, Parents, Researchers/Faculty, Teachers, Technical Assistance Providers
Grade Level(s): Grades K-3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Media Type(s): Document/Report

Date posted on this site: Wednesday, August 08, 2007


Educator’s Practice Guide: Teaching Secondary Students to Write Effectively

Organization: Institute of Education Sciences, What Works Clearinghouse

The goal of this practice guide is to offer educators specific, evidence-based recommendations that address the challenges of teaching students in grades 6–12 to write effectively. This guide synthesizes the best publicly available research and shares practices that are supported by evidence. It is intended to be practical and easy for teachers to use.

http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/Docs/practiceguide/wwc_secondary_writing_110116.pdf

Topic(s): Reading Instruction, Intervention, RTI
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Campus Leaders, District Leaders, Teachers, Technical Assistance Providers
Grade Level(s): Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Media Type(s): Document/Report

Date posted on this site: Wednesday, December 14, 2016


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
Grade Level(s): Grades 6-8
Media Type(s): Online Module

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


Effective Literacy and English Language Instruction in the Elementary Grades (Practice Guide)

Organization: Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences

This practice guide provides specific evidence-based recommendations to address effective literacy instruction for English Language Learners (ELLs) in the elementary grades. In particular, the guide includes specific recommendations for district administrators and indicates the quality of the evidence that supports these recommendations.

https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/Docs/PracticeGuide/20074011.pdf

Topic(s): English Language Learners, Reading Instruction, Intervention, RTI, District RTI, School RTI, Screening
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Campus Leaders, District Leaders, Teachers
Grade Level(s): Grades K-3, Grades 4-5
Media Type(s): Document/Report

Date posted on this site: Tuesday, December 18, 2012


Effective Social and Emotional Learning Programs (Preschool and Elementary School Edition)

Organization: Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning

This guide provides a systematic framework for evaluating the quality of classroom-based social and emotional learning (SEL) programs. It uses this framework to rate and identify well-designed, evidence-based SEL programs with potential for broad dissemination to schools across the United States. The primary goal of the guide is to give educators information for selecting and implementing SEL programs in their districts and schools. It also documents the significant advances the SEL field has made in the past decade, establishes new and more rigorous standards for SEL program adoption, and provides suggestions for next steps for SEL research and practice.

http://casel.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/2013-casel-guide-1.pdf

Topic(s): Behavior
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Campus Leaders, Researchers/Faculty, Teachers
Grade Level(s): Grades 4-5
Media Type(s): Document/Report

Date posted on this site: Monday, August 13, 2018


Effective Vocabulary Instruction for K to 12th-Grade Students Experiencing Learning Disabilities

Organization: Council for Learning Disabilities

This infosheet discusses answers to frequently asked questions. Additionally, it provides research-based strategies and instructional routines to increase the vocabulary development of students with learning disabilities, especially in reading comprehension. The infosheet also discusses Marzano’s six steps for teaching new words, which can be used with all students, including those with learning disabilities.

https://www.council-for-learning-disabilities.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Vocabulary-Word-2013.pdf

Topic(s): English Language Learners, Reading Instruction
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Campus Leaders, Teachers
Grade Level(s): Grades K-3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Media Type(s): Document/Report

Date posted on this site: Friday, November 03, 2017


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
Grade Level(s): Grades K-3
Media Type(s): Website

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


ELITE2: English Learner Institute for Teaching and Excellence

Organization: The Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk

Project ELITE2 is a model demonstration project sponsored by the Office of Special Education Programs in the U.S. Department of Education. This project operates within the Language for Learning Institute of The Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk at The University of Texas at Austin. The goal of the project is to develop, implement, and evaluate a multitiered instructional model for English learners in the elementary grades that focuses on language and literacy development. The project is one of three model demonstration sites collaborating to optimize educational outcomes for English learners, specifically those with or at risk of having a learning disability.

https://www.elitetexas.org

Topic(s): English Language Learners, Progress Monitoring, Reading Instruction, Screening
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Campus Leaders, District Leaders, Others, Parents, Researchers/Faculty, State Leaders, Teachers, Technical Assistance Providers
Grade Level(s): Grades K-3
Media Type(s): Website

Date posted on this site: Friday, November 03, 2017


English Language Proficiency Standards Academy: Linguistic Instructional Alignment Guide

Organization: Education Service Center Region 20

The purpose of this guide is to support teachers as they identify the essential components for providing K–12 instruction to address English language learners' linguistic needs. The guide highlights connections between the English Language Proficiency Standards, the Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System proficiency-level descriptors, linguistic accommodations, and the College Career Readiness Standards.

https://www.texasgateway.org/sites/default/files/resources/documents/ELPS-LIAG-2.pdf

Topic(s): English Language Learners, Reading Instruction, RTI, Screening
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Campus Leaders, District Leaders, Researchers/Faculty, State Leaders, Teachers, Technical Assistance Providers
Grade Level(s): Grades K-3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Media Type(s): Document/Report

Date posted on this site: Friday, March 02, 2018


Essential Components of RTI Integrity Framework: A Tool for Monitoring and Evaluation

Organization: Center for Response to Intervention at Amercian Institutes for Research

In this webinar, Dr. Amy Elledge discusses the RTI Essential Components Integrity Rubric and Worksheet. She describes how they can be used to monitor school-level fidelity of RTI and as a self-appraisal evaluation to identify areas to target in professional development and resources. The webinar also gives examples from schools and districts that have used the tools to measure their fidelity to RTI.

http://www.rti4success.org/video/essential-components-rti-integrity-framework-tool-monitoring-and-evaluating-rti-implementation

Topic(s): Progress Monitoring, RTI, Middle/High School RTI, School RTI
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Campus Leaders, District Leaders, Teachers
Grade Level(s): Grades K-3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Media Type(s): Presentation(s), Website

Date posted on this site: Thursday, April 20, 2017


Essential Components of RTI—A Closer Look at Response to Intervention

Organization: National Center on Response to Intervention

Essential Components of RTI—A Closer Look at Response to Intervention, developed by the National Center on Response to Intervention, identifies and describes the essential components of RTI: a school-wide, multi-level instructional and behavioral system for preventing school failure; screening; progress monitoring; and data-based decision making for instruction, movement within the multi-level system, and disability identification.

http://www.rti4success.org/resource/essential-components-rti-closer-look-response-intervention

Topic(s): RTI, What is RTI?
Intended Audience(s): Campus Leaders, District Leaders, State Leaders, Teachers
Grade Level(s): Grades K-3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Media Type(s): Document/Report

Date posted on this site: Tuesday, April 19, 2011


Everything You Have Always Wanted to Know About Behavior Supports, But Were Afraid to Ask

Organization: Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

This presentation is intended to help users understand the interaction between behavior and the teaching environment and build positive behavior support plans to create environments to support pro-social behaviors at the schoolwide, classroom, and individual student levels.

http://www.pbis.org/Common/Cms/files/pbisresources/Lewis%20&%20Wehby%20CEC%202017.pdf

Topic(s): Behavior, RTI
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Campus Leaders, State Leaders, Teachers, Technical Assistance Providers
Grade Level(s): Grades K-3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Media Type(s): Presentation(s)

Date posted on this site: Wednesday, February 07, 2018


Evidence-Based Transition Planning and Services

Organization: The CEEDAR Center

As participants work through this course enhancement module (CEM), they will learn about the essential components of effective transition planning and services for students with disabilities. The CEM provides preservice candidates and in-service teachers with the framework necessary for designing effective transition programs and services to improve graduation and postschool outcomes for students with disabilities.

http://ceedar.education.ufl.edu/cems/transition/

Topic(s): Teacher Preparation
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Teachers
Grade Level(s): Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Media Type(s): Website

Date posted on this site: Wednesday, March 06, 2019


Field Studies of RTI Programs

Organization: RTI Action Network

This article from the RTI Action Network reviews published field studies on the effectiveness of different RTI models. The corpus of identified studies includes examples of the standard protocol model, the problem-solving model, and a combination of both.

http://www.rtinetwork.org/learn/research/field-studies-rti-programs

Topic(s): RTI, Middle/High School RTI, School RTI, What is RTI?
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Campus Leaders, District Leaders, Researchers/Faculty, State Leaders, Teachers
Grade Level(s): Grades K-3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Media Type(s): Website

Date posted on this site: Tuesday, June 16, 2009


Fractions as Numbers: Instructional Videos

Organization: National Center for Intensive Intervention

This series of videos provides brief instructional examples for supporting students who need intensive instruction in the area of fractions. Within college- and career-ready standards fractions are typically taught in grades 3-5. Developing an understanding of fractions as numbers includes part/whole relationship, number on the number line, equivalent fractions, whole numbers as fractions, and comparing fractions. These videos may be used as these concepts are introduced or with students in higher grade levels who continue to struggle with the concepts. Special education teachers, math interventionists, and others working with struggling students may find these videos helpful.

https://intensiveintervention.org/resource/fractions-numbers-videos

Topic(s): Mathematics Instruction
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Campus Leaders, Researchers/Faculty, State Leaders, Teachers, Technical Assistance Providers
Grade Level(s): Grades K-3, Grades 4-5
Media Type(s): Presentation(s), Website

Date posted on this site: Monday, May 13, 2019


Functional Behavioral Assessment-Based Interventions (Intervention Report)

Organization: Institute of Education Sciences, What Works Clearinghouse

The What Works Clearinghouse identified 17 studies of interventions based on functional behavioral assessment that both fall within the scope of the "children identified with or at risk for an emotional disturbance" topic area and meet What Works Clearinghouse pilot single-case design standards. Functional behavioral assessment is an individualized problem-solving process for addressing student problem behavior. An assessment is conducted to identify the purpose or function of a student’s problem behavior. This assessment process involves collecting information about the environmental conditions that precede the problem behavior and the subsequent rewards that reinforce the behavior. The information that is gathered is then used to identify and implement individualized interventions aimed at reducing problem behaviors and increasing positive behaviors.

https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/Docs/InterventionReports/wwc_fba_011017.pdf

Topic(s): Behavior, Reading Instruction, Intervention
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Campus Leaders, District Leaders, Researchers/Faculty, State Leaders, Teachers, Technical Assistance Providers
Grade Level(s): Grades K-3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Media Type(s): Document/Report

Date posted on this site: Thursday, June 01, 2017


Hard to Read: How American Schools Fail Kids With Dyslexia

Organization: American Public Media

This online documentary report and accompanying audio version explore firsthand accounts from educators, parents, students, and researchers who have encountered schools that fail to identify students with dyslexia and deny proper treatment. Dyslexia is also explained. The audio version includes recordings of students reading—both students with and without dyslexia. The report discusses reading education history, the need for teacher training to help students with dyslexia, the costs for help, and the stress on families. 

https://www.apmreports.org/story/2017/09/11/hard-to-read

Topic(s): Reading Instruction, Intervention, RTI, District RTI, Funding, LD Identification, Middle/High School RTI, School RTI, Screening, Teacher Preparation
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Campus Leaders, District Leaders, Others, Parents, Researchers/Faculty, State Leaders, Teachers, Technical Assistance Providers
Grade Level(s): Grades K-3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Media Type(s): Document/Report

Date posted on this site: Friday, October 20, 2017


High-Quality Mathematics Instruction: What Teachers Should Know

Organization: IRIS Center, Vanderbilt University

This professional development module describes the components of high-quality mathematics instruction: a standards-based curriculum and evidence-based strategies. It also highlights several effective practices teachers can use to teach mathematics.

https://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/module/math/

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

Date posted on this site: Wednesday, February 07, 2018


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
Grade Level(s): 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


How the Brain Learns to Read: A Talk by Professor Stanislas Dehaene

Organization: World Innovation Summit for Education

In this video French cognitive neuroscientist Stanislas Dehaene speaks at the World Innovation Summit for Education about his research on how the brain learns to read and why it is important for education.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25GI3-kiLdo

Topic(s): Reading Instruction
Intended Audience(s): Parents, Researchers/Faculty, Teachers
Grade Level(s): Grades K-3
Media Type(s): Video

Date posted on this site: Thursday, December 05, 2019