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Torgesen, Joseph K.; Houston, Debra D.; Rissman, Lila M.; Decker, Susan M.; Roberts, Greg; Vaughn, Sharon; Wexler, Jade; Francis, David J.; Rivera, Mabel O.; Lesaux, Nonie – Center on Instruction, 2017
This document was prepared to assist literacy specialists in the national Regional Comprehensive Center network as they work with states to improve educational policy and practice in the area of adolescent literacy. It comprises three major parts: Part One: "Improving academic literacy instruction for students in grades 4-12." Based on…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Literacy Education, Content Area Reading, Content Area Writing
Barakos, Lynn; Lujan, Vanessa; Strang, Craig – Center on Instruction, 2012
Over the past eight years or so, educators have struggled to make sense of the many views and definitions of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and what constitutes quality in STEM practices. The multitude of recent STEM funding opportunities has done little to create a common understanding about how to best engage…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Role of Education, Educational Quality, Educational Assessment
Kosanovich, Marcia; Verhagen, Connie – Center on Instruction, 2012
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) initiative is a state-led effort that establishes a set of clear educational standards for English language arts and mathematics that states can voluntarily adopt. The standards have been informed by the best available evidence and the highest standards across the country and the world. They have been…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, State Standards, Reading Skills, Basic Skills
Center on Instruction, 2012
This toolkit provides activities and resources to assist practitioners in designing and delivering intensive interventions in reading and mathematics for K-12 students with significant learning difficulties and disabilities. Grounded in research, this toolkit is based on the Center on Instruction's "Intensive Interventions for Students Struggling…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Intervention, Professional Development, Elementary Secondary Education
Murray, Christy S.; Coleman, Meghan A.; Vaughn, Sharon; Wanzek, Jeanne; Roberts, Greg – Center on Instruction, 2012
This toolkit provides activities and resources to assist practitioners in designing and delivering intensive interventions in reading and mathematics for K-12 students with significant learning difficulties and disabilities. Grounded in research, this toolkit is based on the Center on Instruction's "Intensive Interventions for Students Struggling…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Learning Problems, Elementary Secondary Education, Curriculum Development
Vaughn, Sharon; Wanzek, Jeanne; Murray, Christy S.; Roberts, Greg – Center on Instruction, 2012
This publication provides research-based guidance for intensifying instruction in reading and mathematics for students with significant learning difficulties, including students with disabilities, in kindergarten through grade 12. The guide gives technical assistance providers and states information reflecting "best practices" for implementing…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Learning Problems, Elementary Secondary Education, Cognitive Processes
Verhagen, Connie – Center on Instruction, 2012
This publication helps educators create differentiated reading instruction experiences for their students by showing the relationship between two distinct resources: Student Center Activities (SCAs) and the Common Core State Standards (CCSSs). Reading specialists, reading coaches, and teachers will find this document useful in lesson planning, as…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Reading Instruction, Small Group Instruction, Learning Activities
Kosanovich, Marcia – Center on Instruction, 2012
Differentiated instruction means matching instruction to meet the different needs of learners. To deliver the wide range of instruction required to accommodate differing levels of learners in a classroom, teachers must use data-informed, small group instruction designed specifically to meet students' needs (Kosanovich, Ladinsky, Nelson, Torgesen,…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Small Group Instruction, Reading Instruction, Learning Activities
Rukobo, Emily Zyko; Penfold, Angela; Adler, C. Ralph; Larson, Heidi; Peterson, Kirsten – Center on Instruction, 2012
This Facilitator's Guide is based on What Education Leaders Should Know about Virtual Education, an online course designed by the Center on Instruction and the New England Comprehensive Center. The Facilitator's Guide demonstrates step-by-step how to build the course on a learning management system (LMS) and provides instructions on all phases of…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Elementary Secondary Education
Kieffer, Michael J.; Rivera, Mabel; Francis, David J. – Center on Instruction, 2012
This report presents results from a new quantitative synthesis of research on the effectiveness and validity of test accommodations for English language learners (ELLs) taking large-scale assessments. In 2006, the Center on Instruction published a review of the literature on test accommodations for ELLs titled "Practical Guidelines for the…
Descriptors: Testing Accommodations, English Language Learners, Evidence, Meta Analysis
Reed, Deborah K. – Center on Instruction, 2012
This resource is a compilation of three documents that support the teaching of spelling in today's schools: a discussion of "Why Spelling Instruction Matters", a checklist for evaluating a spelling program, and tables of Common Core State Standards that are linked to spelling instruction. "Why Spelling Instruction Matters"…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Spelling, State Standards, Reading Ability
Gersten, Russell; Clarke, Benjamin S.; Haymond, Kelly; Jordan, Nancy C. – Center on Instruction, 2011
Since 2007, when this technical report was originally issued, the assessment field has made considerable progress in developing valid and reliable screening measures for early mathematics difficulties. This update includes new research published since 2007. It focuses on valid and reliable screening measures for students in kindergarten and first…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Learning Problems, Screening Tests, Kindergarten
Mohammed, Sarojani S.; Murray, Christy S.; Coleman, Meghan A.; Roberts, Greg; Grim, Catherine N. – Center on Instruction, 2011
Many states have identified collaboration between general education and special education departments as crucial to the successful implementation of a Response to Intervention (RTI) framework. Equally, the joint ownership of the RTI framework by all involved contributes to successful implementation. Regional Comprehensive Centers (RCCs) are…
Descriptors: Educational Cooperation, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Response to Intervention
Mattson, Beverly – Center on Instruction, 2011
One of the competitive priorities of the U.S. Department of Education's Race to the Top applications addressed science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). States that applied were required to submit plans that addressed rigorous courses of study, cooperative partnerships to prepare and assist teachers in STEM content, and prepare…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Competition, Federal Aid, Educational Improvement
Taylor, Mary Jo; Dimino, Joseph A.; Gellar, Leanne Ketterlin; Koontz, Trish – Center on Instruction, 2010
This document offers a planning tool for grades 3-7 that can be used by regional comprehensive centers, other technical assistance centers, and state departments of education to plan professional development for teachers. It is based on the "National Mathematics Advisory Panel Report" which was published in 2008. The panel synthesized its final…
Descriptors: State Departments of Education, Learning Processes, Faculty Development, Technical Assistance
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