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Regional Resource Center Program, 2014
One component of the recently required State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) for State Departments of Education calls for the selection and implementation of evidence-based practices (EBPs). This report provides six steps to guide the process of selecting evidence based practices (EBP): (1) Begin with the End in Mind--Determine Targeted Outcomes;…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Educational Practices, Selection, Identification
Regional Resource Center Program, 2014
The Elementary and Secondary Education (ESEA) flexibility program initiated in September 2011 holds several implications for special education accountability and, by extension, state education agencies and the technical assistance providers who support them. The U.S. Department of Education has approved ESEA waiver applications for a majority of…
Descriptors: Technical Assistance, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education
Blythe, Teresa – Regional Resource Center Program, 2013
In this Information Research Cadre, Teresa Blythe responds to the following research question: For those states that have residential schools for the Blind/VI and Deaf/HI students, have they developed policies and procedures for residential placement of these students? To develop this response Blythe conducted web research utilizing numerous…
Descriptors: Residential Schools, Blindness, Deafness, Visual Impairments
Regional Resource Center Program, 2012
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…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Scoring, Student Behavior, Curriculum Based Assessment
Ball, Wayne; Beridon, Virginia; Hamre, Kent; Morse, Amanda – Regional Resource Center Program, 2012
This Quick Reference Document has been prepared by the Regional Resource Center Program Fiscal Priority Team to aid RRCP State liaisons and other Technical Assistance (TA) providers in understanding the general context of State questions surrounding Maintenance of State Financial Support (MFS) and Local Educational Agency (LEA) Maintenance of…
Descriptors: Financial Support, State Aid, Disabilities, Related Services (Special Education)
Regional Resource Center Program, 2011
This brief is intended to provide State Education Agency (SEA) and Local Education Agency (LEA) educators with a brief overview of key components of GraduateFIRST, a Georgia program targeting issues impacting school completion for students with disabilities. Georgia's GraduateFIRST program has redefined the state's approach to raising graduation…
Descriptors: Disabilities, School Readiness, Technical Assistance, Individualized Education Programs
Regional Resource Center Program, 2011
This results improvement resource guide includes a listing of TA&D programs and centers that provide technical assistance related to academic achievement results improvement for students with disabilities. The website URL, target audience(s), and purpose are provided for each center/program. In addition, a brief example describing the…
Descriptors: Special Needs Students, Guides, Educational Resources, Outcomes of Education
Regional Resource Center Program, 2011
This Quick Reference Document is being distributed by the Regional Resource Center Program ARRA/Fiscal Priority Team to provide RRCP state liaisons and other (Technical Assistance) TA providers with a summary of critical fiscal monitoring and support activities they may be involved in during calendar years 2011 and 2012. Like other documents in…
Descriptors: Special Education, Technical Assistance, Educational Policy, Educational Finance
Ball, Wayne; Beridon, Virginia; Hamre, Kent; Morse, Amanda – Regional Resource Center Program, 2011
This Quick Reference Document has been prepared by the Regional Resource Center Program ARRA/Fiscal Priority Team to aid RRCP State Liaisons and other (Technical Assistance) TA providers in understanding the general context of state questions surrounding excess cost. As a "first-stop" for TA providers in investigating excess cost…
Descriptors: Special Education, Technical Assistance, Definitions, Educational Policy
Diefendorf, M.; Henson, J.; Lucas, A.; Whaley, K. – Regional Resource Center Program, 2010
This document is a synthesis of the key points provided in the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) Early Childhood Transition FAQs: SPP/APR indicators C-8 and B-12 released on December 1, 2009. It was developed to assist states with the implementation of effective transition policies and practices. The following is included: (1) Transition…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Synthesis, Fundamental Concepts, Transitional Programs