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Developed By:
National Center on Intensive Intervention

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.

Developed By:
National Center on Intensive Intervention

This series of videos provides brief instructional examples for supporting students who need intensive instruction in the area of place value. Within college- and career-ready standards place value is taught in K through Grade 5. These videos may be used as each concept is 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.

Developed By:
National Center on Intensive Intervention

This collection of mathematics videos is intended to assist special education teachers, interventionists, and others working with students with math difficulty to incorporate the principles for effective math intervention when supporting struggling students. The videos within this series illustrate strategies for instruction and are related to content covered in the Mathematics Sample Lessons and Activities.

Developed By:
National Center on Intensive Intervention

This series of videos provides brief instructional examples for supporting students who need intensive instruction in the area of numeracy and counting. Within college- and career-ready standards numeracy and counting are taught in Pre-K through Grade 1. 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.

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Kearns, D. M., (August, 2016). Student progress monitoring tool for data collection and graphing [computer software] Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, National Center on Intensive Intervention.

This tool is designed to help educators collect academic progress monitoring data across multiple measures as a part of the data-based individualization (DBI) process. This tool allows educators to store data for multiple students (across multiple measures), graph student progress, and set individualized goals for a student on specific measures. 

Developed By:
National Center on Intensive Intervention

This document includes an overview of the data-based individualization (DBI) process. DBI is a research-based process for individualizing and intensifying interventions through the systematic use of assessment data, validated interventions, and research-based adaptation strategies. The handout provides a graphic representation of this process and an overview of the 5 steps of the DBI process. 

Developed By:
National Center on Intensive Intervention

The purpose of this guide is to provide brief explanations of practices that can be implemented when working with students in need of intensive intervention in mathematics. Special education instructors, math interventionists, and others working with students who struggle with mathematics may find this guide helpful. Strategies presented in this guide should be used in conjunction with teaching guides developed for specific mathematical concepts.

Developed By:
National Center on Intensive Intervention

This log can be used by intervention providers or planning teams to review, document, and improve implementation of the data-based individualization (DBI) process for the group of students they serve. 

Developed By:
National Center on Intensive Intervention

This log can be used as a daily and weekly record of your implementation of an individual student’s intensive intervention plan. This information, along with progress monitoring graphs, can inform team intervention and data review meetings. You may choose to supplement the logs with additional items or more detailed intervention notes.

Developed By:
National Center on Intensive Intervention

Intensive intervention teams can use these checklists to monitor implementation of the data-based individualization (DBI) process during initial planning and ongoing review (progress monitoring) meetings. These detailed checklists may be most beneficial for less experienced teams. As teams become more familiar with DBI implementation, they may choose to use the checklists less frequently or focus on only a subset of items.

Developed By:
IRIS Center, National Center on Intensive Intervention, and Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability and Reform Center (CEEDAR)

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).

Developed By:
IRIS Center, National Center on Intensive Intervention, and Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability and Reform Center (CEEDAR)

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).

Developed By:
National Center on Intensive Intervention, National Center on Systemic Improvement, Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability and Reform Center (CEEDAR), Center on Response to Intervention at American Institutes for Research

Response to Intervention (RTI) and Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) are frameworks for integrating instruction, evidence-based interventions, and assessments to meet the academic and behavior needs of all students. The essential components of MTSS are as follows: screening, progress monitoring, a multilevel prevention system, and data-based decision making (National Center on Response to Intervention, 2010).

Developed By:
National Center on Intensive Intervention

Watch our web tour to learn about the tools and resources available on the NCII website and how to navigate the site to find the resources you are looking for. The web tour highlights interactive DBI graphic on the homepage and walks users through the main areas of the site: Resources, Tools Charts, Implementation Support, Instructional Support, and About Us. 

Developed By:
National Center on Intensive Intervention

This set of resources and sample materials for implementing behavioral strategies  were developed for classroom teachers to use with students who may require academic and/or behavioral support and are intended to support teachers working with students with primary academic deficits and challenging behaviors. Key terminology and considerations for implementation are included at the beginning of each document. Each strategy includes a description of the (a) purpose and overview; (b) type of strategy; (c) behavior(s) addressed; (d) setting; (e) required materials; (f) implementation procedures and considerations; (g) sample scripts or formats; (h) potential intensification strategies for students with more intensive behaviors; and (i) additional resources (where available). 

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