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IDA Dyslexia Handbook: What Every Family Should Know

Organization: International Dyslexia Association

A free family handbook about dyslexia and its characteristics, this handbook provides information on assessments, effective teaching approaches, self-advocacy ideas, and a vast array of resources. It contains information throughout a child’s life, from elementary school through college. It discusses how the difficulty a child with dyslexia has with reading, spelling, and/or speaking varies from person to person due to inherited differences in brain development, as well as the type of teaching the child receives.

https://dyslexiaida.org/ida-dyslexia-handbook/

Topic(s): Reading Instruction, Intervention, RTI, LD Identification, Screening
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Campus Leaders, Parents, Teachers, Technical Assistance Providers
Grade Level(s): Grades K-3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Media Type(s): Document/Report, Website

Date posted on this site: Monday, June 26, 2017


Center on Technology and Disability

Organization: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs

The Center on Technology and Disability provides a wealth of free resources—personal and professional development webinars, articles, guides, training materials, and more—on assistive and instructional technology, which allows children across the ability spectrum to participate fully at home, in school, and in the community.

http://ctdinstitute.org

Topic(s): Culturally Diverse
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Campus Leaders, District Leaders, Parents, State Leaders, Teachers, Technical Assistance Providers
Grade Level(s): Grades K-3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Media Type(s): Website

Date posted on this site: Monday, June 26, 2017


National Center for Systemic Improvement

Organization: National Center for Systemic Improvement

WestEd's National Center for Systemic Improvement helps states transform their systems to improve outcomes for infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities. The center provides states with technical assistance to support their school districts and local early intervention service programs to improve educational results and functional outcomes for children and youth with disabilities.

https://ncsi.wested.org

Topic(s): Reading Instruction, Intervention, RTI, LD Identification, Screening
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Campus Leaders, District Leaders, Others, Parents, State Leaders, Teachers, Technical Assistance Providers
Grade Level(s): Grades K-3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Media Type(s): Website

Date posted on this site: Monday, June 26, 2017


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


DyslexiaHelp: Strategies for Teachers

Organization: The Regents of the University of Michigan

These strategies are helpful to struggling readers and writers. Included are are suggestions to promote phonological awareness skills, reading comprehension and fluency, vocabulary development, oral reading, comprehension of written directions, spelling, and writing. Teachers should choose the strategies and activities that best fit their students. 

http://dyslexiahelp.umich.edu/professionals/dyslexia-school/strategies-for-teachers

Topic(s): Reading Instruction, Intervention, RTI, LD Identification, School RTI
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Parents, 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: Thursday, June 01, 2017


Developing the Strengths of Students With Dyslexia: Six Teaching Strategies

Organization: Education Northwest

This resource explores the following teachinig strategies for students with dyslexia: 

  1. Incorporate multisensory learning.
  2. Be accomodating.
  3. Read to students.
  4. Use graphic organizers.
  5. Provide audio-based reading alternatives.
  6. Find strategies that work for the specific classroom context.

http://educationnorthwest.org/northwest-matters/developing-strengths-students-dyslexia-six-teaching-strategies

Topic(s): Reading Instruction, Intervention, RTI, LD Identification, School RTI
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Parents, 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: Thursday, June 01, 2017


A Guide for Assessing Mathematical Understanding

Organization: Education Northwest

This set of mathematics assessments for kindergarten and first-grade students provides both cumulative data about students’ progress over time and in-depth diagnostic information. Aligned with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, this tool can help teachers track student progress and identify difficulties and can inform instructional planning.

http://educationnorthwest.org/resources/assessing-mathematical-understanding

Topic(s): Mathematics Instruction, Screening
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Campus Leaders, Teachers
Grade Level(s): Grades K-3
Media Type(s): Document/Report, Website

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


Youth With Disabilities in Juvenile Corrections (Part 2)

Organization: The Iris Center, Vanderbilt

This module, the second in a two-part series, addresses considerations and recommendations for transitioning youth from juvenile corrections facilities back to community, school, and workplace settings. Evidence-based practices and resources are included for planning tranistion related to behavior, disabilties, and system entry or exit.

https://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/module/jj2/

Topic(s): Behavior, Reading Instruction, RTI, Middle/High School RTI
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Campus Leaders, District Leaders, State Leaders, Teachers
Grade Level(s): Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Media Type(s): Online Module

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


3-Tier Math Model Intervention

Organization: Building Capacity for Response to Intervention, UT Austin, MCPER

This website provides educatiors with valid and reliable assessment tools for the identification of students in kindergarten, first grade, and second grade who demonstrate mathematics difficulties, as determined by assessment results and teacher ratings. Evidence-based Tier 2 interventions are provided for students in kindergarten, first grade, and second grade who demonstrate mathematics difficulties. Progress-monitoring tools are provided to determine whether English- and Spanish-speaking Tier 2 students benefit from intervention. 

http://buildingrti.utexas.org/resource-pages/3-tier-math-model-intervention

Topic(s): Mathematics Instruction
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Campus Leaders, Teachers
Grade Level(s): Grades K-3
Media Type(s): Website

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


Using a Response to Intervention Framework to Improve Student Learning (Pocket Guide)

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

This Pocket Guide focuses on the implementation of reforms that feature applications of a research-based framework for response to intervention (RTI) to address the flexibility plan requirements. RTI identifies students’ learning and behavioral problems early so that educators can intervene with specialized instruction to improve academic achievement. RTI, when implemented with fidelity, improves instructional quality and increases students’ chance of school success.

https://www.air.org/resource/using-response-intervention-rti-framework-improve-student-learning

Topic(s): RTI, Middle/High School RTI, School RTI, State RTI
Intended Audience(s): District Leaders, State Leaders
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, April 20, 2017


Addressing Disruptive and Noncompliant Behaviors (Part 1): Understanding the Acting-Out Cycle (Module)

Organization: IRIS Center Vanderbilt University

This module discusses problem behavior through the stages of the acting-out cycle and suggests ways that teachers can respond to students in the cycle's different phases. It provides a model for teachers to understand the causes of misbehavior and for suggesting strategies for avoiding problems in their classrooms.

https://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/module/bi1/

Topic(s): Behavior
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): Online Module

Date posted on this site: Wednesday, March 08, 2017


Understood: For Learning and Attention Issues (website)

Organization: 15 nonprofit organizations listed on website

This website is a resource to help parents whose children struggle with learning and attention issues. It is a customizable tool made up of articles, decision guides, slideshows, practical tips, and "Through Your Child's Eyes" exercises to help parents understand their child's issues and help make effective choices.

https://www.understood.org/en

Topic(s): Behavior, Reading Instruction, Intervention, Screening
Intended Audience(s): Parents
Grade Level(s): Grades K-3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Media Type(s): Website

Date posted on this site: Wednesday, March 08, 2017


Write for Texas (Website)

Organization: The Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk

Write for Texas is designed to help all teachers provide opportunities for students to read, write, and discuss a wide variety of genres throughout the school year. The Write for Texas collection of resources is available to all secondary English language arts and reading and content area teachers to support effective writing instruction. The resources include critical background knowledge, activities, and videos that relate to the guiding principles of effective writing instruction. Participants learn and apply teaching techniques to support all students in writing.

https://www.writefortexas.org

Topic(s): Reading Instruction, Intervention, RTI, District RTI, Middle/High School RTI
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 08, 2017


National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition

Organization: U.S. Department of Education

The National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition provides resources about the education of English learners. Much of the information is for administrators or educators looking at grants or programs or research. The Newcomer Tool Kit provides (1) a discussion of topics relevant to understanding, supporting, and engaging newcomer students and their families; (2) tools, strategies, and examples of classroom and schoolwide practices in action, along with chapter-specific professional learning activities for use in staff meetings or professional learning communities; and (3) selected resources for further information and assistance, most of which are available online at no cost. In the English Learner Toolkit is a chapter on tools and resources for addressing English learners with disabilities.

http://ncela.ed.gov/

Topic(s): English Language Learners
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, District Leaders, Researchers/Faculty, State Leaders
Grade Level(s): Grades K-3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Media Type(s): Website

Date posted on this site: Wednesday, March 08, 2017


National Technical Assistance Center on Transition (Website)

Organization: Office of Special Education Programs and Rehabilitation Services Administration

The National Technical Assistance Center on Transition offers resources to help schools and districts ensure that students with disabilities graduate from high school and are prepared to transition successfully to postsecondary education or employment. The website includes information on dropout prevention and collecting data on students' interests and needs to aid in planning.

http://www.transitionta.org/

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

Date posted on this site: Wednesday, March 08, 2017


Odessey Math Intervention Report

Organization: Institute of Education Sciences, What Works Clearinghouse

Odyssey Math is a web-based program developed by Compass Learning for mathematics instruction in kindergarten to grade 8. The program includes a mathematics curriculum and formative assessments designed to support differentiated and data-driven instruction. Based on assessment results, the program generates an individualized sequence of mathematics topics and skills—a “learning path.” Odyssey Math was found to have potentially positive effects on achievement for primary students.

https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/Docs/InterventionReports/wwc_odysseymath_013117.pdf

Topic(s): Mathematics Instruction
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Campus Leaders, District Leaders, Researchers/Faculty, Teachers
Grade Level(s): Grades K-3, Grades 6-8
Media Type(s): Document/Report

Date posted on this site: Wednesday, March 08, 2017


Peer-Assisted Learning/Literacy Strategies Intervention Report

Organization: Institute of Education Sciences, What Works Clearinghouse

The What Works Clearinghouse review of interventions for beginning reading addresses student outcomes in four domains: alphabetics, fluency, comprehension, and general reading achievement. There are three studies that contribute to the effectiveness ratings in the reports that cover the four domains. Peer-Assisted Learning/Literacy Strategies was found to have potentially positive effects on alphabetics, no discernible effects on fluency, and mixed effects on comprehension for beginning readers.

https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/Docs/InterventionReports/wwc_pals_050112.pdf

Topic(s): Reading Instruction, Intervention, RTI
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Campus Leaders, Teachers
Grade Level(s): Grades K-3
Media Type(s): Document/Report

Date posted on this site: Wednesday, March 08, 2017


Teaching Strategies for Improving Algebra Knowledge in Middle and High School (Practice Guide)

Organization: Institute of Education Sciences, What Works Clearinghouse

This practice guide offers educators specific, evidence-based recommendations that address the challenges of teaching algebra to students in grades 6 through 12. This guide synthesizes available research and shares practices that are supported by evidence. It is intended to be practical and easy for teachers to use. The guide includes many examples in each recommendation to demonstrate the concepts discussed.

https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/Docs/PracticeGuide/wwc_algebra_040715.pdf

Topic(s): Mathematics Instruction
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Campus Leaders, Teachers
Grade Level(s): Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Media Type(s): Document/Report

Date posted on this site: Monday, January 23, 2017


Teaching Math to Young Children (Practice Guide)

Organization: Institute of Education Sciences, What Works Clearinghouse

This practice guide presents five recommendations designed to help early education teachers capitalize on children’s natural interest in math. The first two recommendations identify early math content areas that should be included in the preschool, prekindergarten, and kindergarten curricula. The last three recommendations focus on strategies and teaching techniques that incorporate math content into the classroom.

https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/Docs/PracticeGuide/early_math_pg_111313.pdf

Topic(s): Mathematics Instruction
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Campus Leaders, Teachers
Grade Level(s): Grades K-3
Media Type(s): Document/Report

Date posted on this site: Monday, January 23, 2017


Ideas That Work (Website)

Organization: Office of Special Education Programs

This website provides access to information from research-to-practice initiatives funded by the Office of Special Education Programs that address the provisions of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act and the Every Student Succeeds Act. The website includes resources and links for grantees and grant centers.

https://www.osepideasthatwork.org/

Topic(s): Behavior, Culturally Diverse, English Language Learners, Mathematics Instruction, Progress Monitoring, Reading Instruction, Intervention, RTI, District RTI, Funding, LD Identification, Middle/High School RTI, School RTI, State RTI, What is RTI?, Screening
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Campus Leaders, District Leaders, 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): Website

Date posted on this site: Monday, January 23, 2017