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Institute of Education Sciences (IES) Practice Guides: Behavior

The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) is an investment of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) within the U.S. Department of Education that was established in 2002. The IES Practice Guide presents recommendations for educators to address challenges in their classrooms and schools. They ...

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May 30, 2018

Topic

Instruction, Behavior

Age

All Ages

An Introduction to Indicators 11 and 12

A brief introduction to Indicatorss 11 and 12.  References to additional resources noted.

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May 30, 2018

Topic

APR Indicator Data Collection, Kansas Integrated Accountability System (KIAS)

Age

All Ages

FY 2014 PreLeadership Presentation

FY 2014 PreLeadership Presentation

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May 30, 2018

Topic

APR Indicator Data Collection, Special Education MIS Data Collection

Age

None

Kansas MTSS Research Base

The Kansas Multi‐Tier System of Supports (MTSS): Research Base document has been created to assist in the understanding of the research base that underlies the principles and practices of MTSS. This document is not intended to be a comprehensive review of all the research that supports MTSS but a...

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May 29, 2018

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

All Ages

Classroom Instruction that Works: Research-Based Strategies for Increasing Student Achievement Book Study

Classroom Instruction That Works answers many questions about what works in education. This book examines decades of research findings to condense the results into nine strategies that have positive effects on learning. The authors provide the statistical effect sizes and show how those transla...

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May 29, 2018

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS), Behavior

Age

Elementary (K − 6), High School (9 − 12), Middle School (6 − 9)

Research-Based Methods of Reading Instruction: K-3 Book Study

This book is designed to educate teachers on the latest science-based research in the field of reading, and how they can use that research to teach reading more effectively. In addition, it provides many classroom activities that are based on scientifically-based reading research. The information...

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May 29, 2018

Topic

Dyslexia, Reading, Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

Elementary (K − 6)

Collaborative Strategic Reading: Strategies for Improving Comprehension Book Study

Collaborative Strategic Reading (CSR) teaches students with varied ability levels four specific comprehension strategies while working cooperatively. Student strategies includes previewing the text; giving ongoing feedback by deciding “click” (I get it) or “clunk” (I don’t get it) at the end of ...

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May 29, 2018

Topic

Reading, Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

Elementary (K − 6), High School (9 − 12), Middle School (6 − 9)

Regional Workshop: Leadership Roles in the Effective Implementation of MTSS

Kansas MTSS Project Staff. (2014, Spring) Regional Roundtables: Leadership Roles in the Effective Implementation of MTSS. Multiple Locations Across Kansas.  State Conference, SC  

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May 29, 2018

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

None

Bringing Words to Life, Robust Vocabulary Instruction Book Study

Bringing Words to Life is an excellent resource that provides research-based strategies for vocabulary development with children from the earliest grades through high school. It explains why providing rich information about words and their uses enhance students' language comprehension and product...

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May 29, 2018

Topic

Reading, Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

All Ages

NASDSE 2013: A Multi-State Perspective of MTSS: Achieving Results for All Students

Brown, D., Davis, K., Nantais, M. Stindt, S. (2013, October). A multi-state perspective of MTSS: Achieving results for all students. National Association of State Directors of Special Education 75th Annual Conference and Business Meeting. Atlanta, GA.   Click here to view a recording of thi...

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May 29, 2018

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

None

Results Now Book Study

In Results Now, Mike Schmoker explores “how we can achieve unprecedented improvements in teaching and learning.” Schmoker contends education can reform through effective leadership and professional learning communities.

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May 29, 2018

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

All Ages

All Systems Go: The Change Imperative for Whole System Reform Book Study

In short, Fullan has shown that real change is possible but only by taking a truly systemic approach. No single quick fixes. No good guy-bad guy politicizing to mobilize public anger. No fear mongering about America’s declining competitiveness in the world. Just clear strategy, broad engagement (...

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May 29, 2018

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

All Ages

The Kansas College & Career Ready Standards and Kansas Multi-Tier System of Supports

This document developed in collaboration between KSDE CSAS and Kansas MTSS Project assist in the understanding of the connections of the Kansas Standards and Kansas MTSS.       Key Words: Kansas College Career Ready (KCCR) Standards, Mulit-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)  

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May 29, 2018

Topic

Assessment, Curriculum, Instruction, Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS), College/Career Ready Standards

Age

All Ages

KSDE 2013: Differentiation-It's Not just for Students

Guidrey, S., Davis, C., and Sipe, S. (2013, November). Differentiation-It's Not just for Students. KSDE Annual Conference, Wichita, KS.    tags State Conference, SC  

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May 29, 2018

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

None

KSDE 2013: Empowering Families in a MTSS

Wiedemann, T. and Groff, J.,  (2013, November). Empowering Families in a MTSS. KSDE Annual Conference. Wichita, KS.      Tags State Conference, SC  

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May 29, 2018

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

None

RTI/MTSS: We all know the terms, but what does high quality instruction look like in practice?

Sprick, R., Guthrie, N., & Riley, C. (2016, September 25). RTI/MTSS: We all know the terms, but what does high quality instruction look like in practice?  Council of Administrators of Special Education and the National Association of State Directors of Special Education. Milwaukee, WI.   ...

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May 29, 2018

Topic

Specially Designed Instruction, College/Career Ready Standards

Age

All Ages

CEC 2014: Brave New World

Brown, D. & Stindt, S. (2014, April).  Brave New World: Integrating Reading and Behavior Interventions in an Inclusive Setting. Council for Exceptional Children Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA. National Conference, CEC

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May 29, 2018

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

None

Kansas MTSS Grouping Procedures for Oral Reading Fluency

Webinar explaining the process for grouping students according to their Oral Reading Fluency data.

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May 29, 2018

Topic

Reading, Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

All Ages

Learning Disabilities: From Identification to Intervention Book Study

Learning Disabilities: From Identification to Intervention is a selection of research in the area of learning disabilities. The book provides a conceptual framework for assessment that includes Response to Instruction, but is also grounded in an understanding of the relationship between and the ...

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May 29, 2018

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

Elementary (K − 6), High School (9 − 12), Middle School (6 − 9)

2017 Kansas MTSS Integrated Framework Evaluation Summary

A one-page summary highlighting some of the Kansas Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS) project's 2016-2017 achievements. 

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May 29, 2018

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

All Ages