Using the Problem-Solving Flipbook to Support Individual Students

Have you ever sat in a team meeting discussing a student, and before you know it, the bell is ringing? Somehow, the team spent the entire meeting on one student, even though they had planned to discuss four students. Or have you ever spent hours discussing a student, going over every detail of their education, only to still feel unsure how to help the student? Perhaps you’ve implemented an intervention and monitored the student’s progress, only to be disappointed at the student’s lack of growth.

Lesson Plans to Support High-Quality Middle School Math Instruction

High-quality core math instruction is the foundation of a successful multilevel prevention system within a multi-tiered system of supports framework. As noted in Infusing EBPs to Improve Middle School Math Instruction, when schools and teachers fail to focus on delivering high-quality core instruction, delivering supplemental math support is not enough to address the needs of middle school students with math difficulty. Developing high-quality middle school math instruction starts with good preparation.

Infusing EBPs to Improve Middle School Math Instruction

To be successful in mathematics across grade levels, students must establish foundational mathematics skills because most newly acquired mathematics skills require the use and understanding of prerequisite skills. Longitudinal studies show that students who fall behind in as early as Grade 4 are likely to remain behind their peers as measured in Grade 8 (New Classrooms, 2019). In middle school, students with math difficulty or chronically low math achievement often have large gaps in mastery of prerequisite skills or unfinished learning.

How Can Educators Balance Academics and Trauma Sensitivity During a Pandemic-Era Back To School?

As schools plan for fall 2021, this is our chance to re-examine school through a trauma-sensitive lens with a focus on creating a safe, supportive, equitable, and engaging learning environment. A trauma-sensitive school is one in which all students feel safe, welcomed, and supported (Cole, Eisner, Gregory, & Ristuccia, 2013). In a trauma-sensitive school, all aspects of the educational environment center on universal support and care for all students. So how can educators incorporate trauma sensitivity into their practice—whether remote or in person? In this article, Dr.

The Early Warning Intervention and Monitoring System: Reducing Chronic Absenteeism and Improving Student Achievement

With the Early Warning Intervention and Monitoring System (EWIMS) process, developed by American Institutes for Research (AIR), a school can use the data it already has to help students achieve key educational milestones. This brief outlines how the 7 steps of the EWIMS process can help educators reduce chronic absenteeism.

Promoting Success for Teachers of English Learners Through Structured Observations

This document reports on a three-year collaboration among the American Institutes for Research (AIR), Education Northwest, and the Council of Chief State School Officers
(CCSSO) English Language Learner State Collaborative on Assessment and Student Standards (ELL SCASS). It provides considerations for evaluating teachers of English learners.