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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

Project Director(s)
Anne Louise Thompson
Marianne Kirner
Telephone 860-713-6912
Fax 860-713-7051

Beginning Date   10/1/2011
Ending Date        9/30/2016

Purpose
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.

Method
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.