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DPI - Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

07/26/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/27/2021 09:22

Build Education Systems that Meet the Needs of All Learners with the WI RtI Center

​​​​For every child to learn and be successful, school and district leadership teams must carefully and intentionally restructure their educational systems.

During the 2021-22 school year, the Wisconsin RtI Center is offering interactive, team-based professional learning opportunities to help schools and districts build educational systems that meet the needs of all learners:

Focused on implementing critical aspects of an equitable, multi-level system of supports, training provides:

  • guidance on examining adult practices

  • structures for understanding the current, local environment

  • time for planning and team discussion

  • support before and after to assist with adoption

Commitment to Change

The implementation of an equitable, multi-level system of supports requires a purposeful commitment that goes beyond attendance at training. Over time, schools and districts must continue to dedicate time and resources. Research shows it can take a minimum of three to five years of implementation at fidelity (Fixsen, et. al. 2005) to move even short-term outcomes.

Realizing Results

Persistence leads to results. Over time, schools and districts are able to measure impact on student outcomes.

  • After three years of sustaining fidelity at the universal level, 71% of schools increased their English language arts achievement score on their state report card.

  • Eighty percent of students who scored in the lowest 5% on the Forward English language arts exam improved after attending a high-implementing school for the next three years.

Next Steps

Whether your leadership team is starting, reengaging, or expanding improvement efforts through an equitable, multi-level system of supports, the Wisconsin RtI Center can help. The Wisconsin RtI Center events calenda r provides training dates, and staff is available to analyze your needs and discuss possible next steps for your team.

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References

Fixsen, Dean L., Sandra F. Naoom, Karen A. Blase, Robert M. Friedman, Frances Wallace. (2005). 'Implementation Research: A Synthesis of the Literature.' Tampa, FL: University of South Florida, Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, National Implementation Research Network. Accessed July 20, 2021. https://nirn.fpg.unc.edu/sites/nirn.fpg.unc.edu/files/resources/NIRN-MonographFull-01-2005.pdf

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