Evidence Based Practices 101- The Basics
To educate for tomorrow, we must identify student performance today. Prior to planning support, it is imperative to identify effective interventions. Considerations are: “At what level are the students performing now?” and “At what level do we want them to perform tomorrow?” ESSA requires that schools study the effectiveness of programs funded with federal dollars. As educators, researching the level of interventions can be daunting. In the wake of COVID-19 school closures, teachers must be strategic in planning. Therefore, Evidence Based Practices 101- The Basics aims to demystify the process in the area of: • identifying critical issues • researching effective interventions • monitoring student progress • modifying the implementation of ineffective interventions The learning target is to introduce a practical approach for: • Understanding ESSA regulations regarding EBP • Identifying the four tiers of EBP • Using implementation fidelity checks
Dr. Denise Cato has served as the Director of Federal Programs for Camden County Schools for four years. Prior to, she served as the Coordinator for Special Education for 6 years. The past ten years of her professional life has been committed to supporting students through federal programs (Title I, II, IV, V, and IDEA). Her passion to ensure all students learn, experience success, graduate and perform to his/her highest potential has been her life's dream for 28 years. Removing barriers to learning is instrumental in student growth. Dr. Cato believes implementing ineffective interventions are barriers. Therefore, she is committed to sharing what she has learned along the journey of identifying effective tools, research and processes to select impactful practices.