2011 Connecticut State Personnel Development Grant Abstract
Grant/Contract # H323A110006
Program Name State Personnel Development Grants Program
Competition State Personnel Development Grants
Title Development of Statewide System of Academic and Behavioral
Interventions and Supports
Anne Louise Thompson
Beginning Date 10/1/2011
Ending Date 9/30/2016
This project will expand Connecticut's first state professional development grant to build and sustain a statewide system of professional development for Connecticut's Framework for response to intervention, titled "Scientifically Research-Based Interventions". The overall goal is to increase literacy achievement and positive behavior of students with disabilities through the increase of statewide capacity to implement and sustain leadership, evidence-based professional development practices, coaching, and support and retention of school personnel. It is expected these personnel will, in turn, close gaps for students with disabilities.
Activities of this project include: (a) implementing research-based programs of positive behavioral supports and literacy instruction driven by Common Core State Standards through models of multi-tiered interventions and a data-driven decision making process in 100 schools; and (b) improving academic achievement of all students in participating schools in urban, rural and suburban locations.