Date: May 30, 2012
Presenters: Silvia DeRuvo and Joe Sassone, WestEd.
Event-related resources (e.g., PDF of presentation, etc.): wested.box.com/s/k2r8mdvqilgecfqmts2c
At the heart of the new Common Core State Standards is a focus on higher expectations and higher cognitive demands for all students. School districts must provide rigorous and relevant instruction to ensure that ALL students are on a path towards college and career readiness.
How do school districts transition to the Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Assessments when students have gaps in knowledge and skills to succeed with the new performance measures?
Principles key to RTI implementation identified by the National High School Center, the National Center on RTI and the Center on Instruction, include "Research-driven instructional practices within the core, or Tier I, instruction to meet the majority of student’s educational needs." This strong focus on Tier I core instruction relies on the alignment of curriculum and assessment.
In this archived webinar, Silvia DeRuvo, author of The Essential Guide to RtI: An Integrated Evidence Based Approach and Program Associate with the California Comprehensive Center at WestEd, describes how an effective multi-tiered academic Response-to-Intervention (RtI) framework can help schools close the knowledge gap to meet the demands of CCSS.
WestEd's Joseph Sassone, Director of Integrated Services, describes WestEd's Local Accountability Professional Development Series (LAPDS) that helps teachers and administrators create and implement research-based standards, assessment, and interventions for a comprehensive local accountability system aligned to the common core standards. This system allows educators to tailor curriculum to quickly and effectively boost performance—ensuring that all students meet state and federal requirements.