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 Coherent Instructional System


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The major system of the complex school organization that articulates and guides the what and how of instruction

  • Planning for Quality Instructionthe structure of the instructional system in which teams plan what the students should know and do, and determine how their students will show they know the content and can   do a skill or performance task

  • Delivering Quality Instructionthe structure of the instructional system that guides teachers in how they introduce content, practice its use along with the students, and then allow students to use the content on their own while providing students regular standards-based feedback to gain mastery of the content

  • Monitoring Student Progress the structure of the instructional system that methodically discovers if the students are getting the content, and what to do about it when they are getting it or are not getting it

  • Refining the Instructional System the structure of the instructional system that examines how to improve the planning for quality instruction, delivering quality instruction, and monitoring student progress

Evidence-Based Practices 

Accelerated Math​​ Fast ForWord® Reading Apprenticeship®
Accelerated Middle Schools Fast Track: Elementary School Reading Mastery
Accelerated Reader Fluency Formula Reading Plus®
Achievement for Latinos through Academic Success (ALAS) Great Explorations in Math and Science® (GEMS®) Space Science Sequence Reading Recovery®
Bilingual cooperative Integrated Reading and Composition (BCIRC) Head Start Ready, Set, Leap!®
Bright Beginnings Headsprout® Early Reading Repeated Reading
Building blocks for Math (SRA Real Math) I CAN Learn® Pre-Algebra and Algebra Saxon Math
Building Decision Skills Instructional Conversations and Literature Logs Sound Partners
Chemistry That Applies Ladders to Literacy Spelling Mastery
ClassWide Peer Tutoring Lessons in Character SpellRead
Cognitive Tutor® Algebra I Lexia Reading Start Making a Reader Today® (SMART®)
Cooperative Integrated Reading and Composition® (CIRC®) Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing® (LiPS®) Stepping Stones to Literacy
Coping Power Literacy Express Student team reading and writing
Core-Plus Mathematics Odyssey® Math Success for All®
Corrective Reading Open Court Reading® Technology Enhanced Elementary and Middle School Science (TEEMSS)
Curiosity Corner Peer Tutoring and Response Groups The Expert Mathematician
DaisyQuest Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies Too Good for Drugs and Violence (TGFD & V)
Dialogic Reading Phonological Awareness Training University of Chicago School Mathematics Project (UCSMP) Algebra
Doors to Discovery Phonological Awareness Training plus Letter Knowledge Training University of Chicago School Mathematics Project (UCSMP) Multiple Courses
DreamBox Learning Pre-K Mathematics Vocabulary Improvement Program for English Language Learners and Their Classmates (VIP)
Early Intervention in Reading (EIR)® Project CRISS® Voyager Universal Literacy System®
Earobics® READ 180® Waterford Early Reading Level One
Enhanced Proactive Reading Read Naturally@ Waterford Early Reading Program
Everyday Mathematics® Read Well® Wilson Reading System®
Facing History and Ourselves Read, Write & Type!  

Tools and Resources​​​​​​​​​​​

The Perfect Assessment System (ASCD)

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