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The purpose of this document is to provide an overview of the Center’s accomplishments and to highlight a set of lessons learned from the 26 schools that implemented intensive intervention while receiving technical support from the Center. These lessons include:

Current education accountability initiatives require that all students make progress toward academic proficiency standards, including students with disabilities who often have challenging learning needs.  In honor of Learning Disabilities/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Disability Awareness Month, the directors from two Centers funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) and National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER) discussed how intensive intervention can help these students make progress. Dr. Lou Danielson and Dr.

Implementing intensive intervention to improve outcomes for students with significant learning and behavior needs is challenging work! In this webinar, panelists share lessons learned from five years of implementing intensive intervention at the district and school level. In this webinar, Dr. Rebecca Zumeta Edmonds, Deputy Director of NCII, Dr. Chris Lemons, Senior Advisor to NCII and Assistant Professor in the Department of Special Education at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, Dr. Kim Moore, NCII district coach for Columbia Public Schools in Columbia, Missouri, Dr.

What is an evidence-based practice? How do I know if evidence shows that a practice will be right for my students? Many practitioners ask these critical questions every day as they are faced with making decisions regarding how to best meet the needs of their students. In this webinar, staff from NCII, Collaboration for Effective Educator Development Accountability and Reform (CEEDAR) Center, and the National Center on Systemic Improvement (NCSI) share content focused on the continuum of evidence that supports instruction within multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS).

This Module, the second in a series on intensive intervention, offers information on making data-based instructional decisions. Specifically, the resource discusses collecting and analyzing progress monitoring and diagnostic assessment data. Developed in collaboration with the National Center on Intensive Intervention at American Institutes for Research and the CEEDAR Center, this resource is designed for individuals who will be implementing intensive interventions (e.g., special education teachers, reading specialists, interventionists).

This Module, first in a series of two, overviews data-based individualization and provides information about adaptations for intensifying and individualizing instruction. Developed in collaboration with the National Center on Intensive Intervention at American Institutes for Research and the CEEDAR Center, this resource is designed for individuals who will be implementing intensive interventions (e.g., special education teachers, reading specialists, interventionists).

Question: What do you need to consider when selecting a behavioral progress monitoring tool? 

Ongoing sustained professional development that allows educators to continuously examine, reflect upon, and improve instructional practice, data-based decision making, and delivery of interventions is essential for implementing a multi-tiered system of support (MTSS). Where do we find resources to provide this professional development?

This webinar, presented by Dr. Erica Lembke an NCII Trainer and Associate Professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Missouri, Nicole Bucka an NCII Coach and MTSS Technical Assistance Provider in Rhode Island, and Dr.

This report from Jobs for the Future, 1) reviews previous efforts to promote better educational outcomes for students with disabilities, 2) describes research-based instructional strategies that can support them and other struggling learners, and 3) shares the kinds of policies and local resources needed to ensure that all young people have meaningful opportunities to learn deeply and become truly prepared to succeed in college, careers, and civic life. 

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