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ERIC Number: ED539850
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Aug
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Spotlight on: MiBLSi. Spotlight Briefs. Volume II
Regional Resource Center Program
This brief is intended to provide State Education Agency (SEA) and Local Education Agency (LEA) educators with a brief overview of key components of Michigan's Integrated Behavior and Learning Support Initiative (MiBLSi), a project designed to help schools develop schoolwide support systems in reading and behavior. The MiBLSi is helping districts and schools improve both student behavior and academic performance. Additionally, participating schools are showing, on average, 21% reductions in special education referrals and 26% reductions in identification rates, particularly between the first and second years of implementation. Data has confirmed that, when schools implement the model with fidelity, they are more likely to experience improvements in academic and behavioral outcomes. As disruptive behavior decreases, schools are free to address instructional needs, resulting in increased reading achievement. Additional data from participating Michigan schools, indicates that: (1) 10% average reduction in the rate of major discipline referrals per year; (2) 3% average reduction each year of students requiring intensive reading supports; (3) 7% more students meeting or exceeding standards on Michigan Education Assessment Program reading component based on a sampling of schools that implement positive behavior support with fidelity; and (4) 5% increase (average) each year in students scoring at grade level based on Curriculum-Based Measurement reading assessments. (Contains 4 resources.) [This Spotlight Brief is developed by the Student Performance and Achievement Priority Team and the Systems and Improvement Planning Priority Team. For "Spotlight on: GraduateFIRST. Spotlight Briefs. Volume I," see ED539851.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Regional Resource Center Program (RRCP)
Identifiers - Location: Michigan