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Using Improvement Science Principles to Identify Bright Spots

The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (NDDPI) and the R11CC have partnered with the Central Regional Education Association (CREA), the North Dakota University System, and more than 20 Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI) schools and districts to support significant, durable, evidence-based changes. Project activities are aimed at testing and refining evidence-based practices to reduce

2021-09-14T21:18:45+00:00September 14th, 2021|North Dakota|

School Districts Participate in Needs-Sensing with the University of Wyoming Literacy Research Center Clinic

The Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) and the Region 11 Comprehensive Center (R11CC) have partnered to improve K–3 reading for struggling readers by increasing the effectiveness of Tier 1 instruction so that all students gain foundational reading skills. Two districts (Fremont County School District (FCSD) #6 and FCSD #25) and schools (Wind River Elementary School

2021-09-14T17:03:11+00:00September 14th, 2021|Wyoming|

Aligning Educational Support Systems in Wyoming

In 2019, the Wyoming Legislature commissioned the Wyoming Government Savings and Efficiency Project Final Report. The report recommended examining the Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) and Boards of Cooperative Higher Education Services (BOCHES) programs and considering possible changes to them. In response to this need, the Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) and the Region

2021-09-14T17:11:13+00:00September 14th, 2021|Wyoming|

Developing Systems to Improve Outcomes for Students in Schools Receiving Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI) and Additional Targeted Support and Improvement (ATSI)

In Year 2, the R11CC and the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) delivered a virtual learning community series titled An Equity-Focused Approach to TSI/ATSI School Improvement. Throughout the 2020–21 school year, interactive, content-focused sessions delved into topics such as understanding, collecting, and organizing data; interpreting student learning data; foundations of data equity; using the Every

2021-09-14T21:19:50+00:00September 14th, 2021|Nebraska|

Using Bright Spots in South Dakota Indian Country to Increase Native American Student Achievement

R11CC recently welcomed a new South Dakota Lead for the Bright Spots Project. Dr. Dorothy Aguilera-Black Bear brings a wealth of research and practitioner knowledge in culturally responsive education for preK–12 schools, and nonprofit sector experience in youth and community participatory action research, leadership, behavioral health, and wellness and workforce education programming. The high-leverage problem

2021-09-14T17:08:48+00:00September 14th, 2021|South Dakota|