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Doing What Works Evidence-Based Practice Guides

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Increasing the Effectiveness of Literacy Coaches. Ramona Chauvin, PhD, and Kathleen Theodore, MA. SEDL insights. Vol. 1, No. 3, Fall 2013. Literacy coaches provide teachers from all content areas with the support and professional development they need to deliver high-quality literacy instruction to all students. This issue of SEDL Insights examines how education leaders can help literacy coaches have the greatest impact at their schools.

Alignment of Literacy Practices that Positively Impact Student Performance - Evidence-Based High Growth Tool (DOC, March 28, 2010) This tool is one that was specially developed for the Minnesota SPDG aligned literacy project which brings together general and special educators in an LEA as they look comprehensively at their literacy curricula and determine whether they offer a complete continuum of curricula to address all of the literacy needs of all learners, including those with severe disabilities. This tool is used with a PLC of LEAs in an aligned literacy project.

Program Mapping Tool At-A-Glance (XLS) This tool is one that was specially developed for the Minnesota SPDG aligned literacy project which brings together general & special educators in an LEA as they look comprehensively at their literacy curricula & determine whether they offer a complete continuum of curricula to address all of the literacy needs of all learners, including those with severe disabilities. This tool is used with a PLC of LEAs in an aligned literacy project.

Scaling Up Evidence-Based Practices Exploration Tool: Assessing Usability of Evidence-based Programs, Practices, or Educational Frameworks Evidence-Based Practices (DOC) This tool is to assist Minnesota LEA staff in determining if practices they are considering are evidence-based. This has a much broader use and has been developed as part of a partnership with SISEP and is used for PBIS, RtI, literacy and other curricular areas.

ERIA: Effective Reading Interventions Academy: A Pathway Towards RTI2 (PDF, Program Guide, December 10, 2010) This 16-page booklet explicitly addresses both implementation and intervention practices to guide the design of a site-based program. Developed by CalSTAT, Evaluators for California SPDG.

NCSIP II Fidelity Observation Forms and Professional Development Data Collections Forms and Procedures. North Carolina's State Personnel Development Grant -NC SIP II - Evaluation tools. The site includes: student progress data evaluation collection instructions and forms, online surveys, professional development data collection forms and procedures, and reading and math model fidelity observations forms.

Tennessee's Families Helping Children Become Better Readers A Literacy Resource Kit for Parents (2007, Tennessee SIG)

Missouri Integrated Model (MIM)

Math

Doing What Works Evidence-Based Practice Guides

Center on Instruction Literacy, Math, SpEd, ELL

High Quality Math Instruction: What Teachers Should Know (IRIS Module) On-line tool designed to assist teachers in evaluating mathematics curricula and improving their classroom practices. It focuses on aligning teaching to national and state standards and using evidence-based classroom practices. This module is the first in a series that is being developed and builds on previous modules for literacy.