On October 1, 2015 the Arkansas Department of Education was awarded a new State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG) from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs. The SPDG will directly support the ADE State Systemic Improvement Plan targeted districts and build upon the Response-to-Intervention (RTI) Arkansas initiative, which is a multi-component, general education model designed to identify students who may be at risk academically or behaviorally, offer support, and monitor progress.  The five-year grant will be used to develop RTI literacy and behavior resources and tools online pokies, including professional development and technical assistance, that educational cooperatives, districts, and schools can utilize to assist all students, especially students with disabilities. 

The SPDG has three main partners that will support the work in targeted districts:

  • The American Institute of Research will provide RTI support and resources
  • Arkansas State University’s Center for Community Engagement (CCE) will provide support to implement Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
  • The Parent Training and Information Center will provide parents with an understanding of RTI and their role in supporting their child


More Information Goal 1 Develop statewide RTI literacy and behavior resources and tool. ... More Information

More Information Increase the capacity of regional and district teams to deliver high quality RTI professional development and technical assistance to support implementation fidelity of evidence based instructional practices within schools... More Information

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