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Institute of Education Sciences. What Works Clearinghouse. Institute of Education Sciences.

Before offering any type of professional development to staff, consult this resource.   It contains an extensive database containing information on professional development and instructional strategies. The database can be searched based on specific school, grade level, or teacher need to find evidence-based professional development ideas.

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National Center on Response to Intervention. The Essential Components of RTI. National Center on Response to Intervention.

This interactive site contains extensive information about Response To Intervention (RTI).   Administrators and teachers can use the graphic to learn about the the Essential Components of RTI, including data-based decision making, progress monitoring, and screening.

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The Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement. (2009). Professional Learning Communities. The Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement. The authors of this guide explain the essential characteristics of an effective professional learning community (PLC). Strategies are provided to assess the impact of collaboration on student achievement, and necessary supports are outlined.

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Hamilton, L. et al. (2009). Using Student Achievement Data to Support Instructional Decision Making. Institute of Education Sciences.

This resource makes recommendations for improving the practice of using data to effectively inform instruction. These include making data a part of the on-going cycle of instructional improvement, establishing a clear vision, providing effective supports, and developing and maintaining a data system.