Western Oregon University Sponsored Research Office
Monday, July 13, 2009
Model Demonstration for Projects on Tiered Approaches for Improving Writing Proficiency of High School Students (OSEP)
The purpose of the Technical Assistance and Dissemination to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities program is to promote academic achievement and to improve results for children with disabilities by supporting model demonstration projects.
Amount: $400,000/year for 4 years
Due: August 12, 2009
The purpose of this priority is to fund cooperative agreements to support the establishment and operation of three Model Demonstration Projects on Tiered Approaches for Improving the Writing Proficiency of High School Students (Projects) who have writing difficulties, including those at risk for and with learning disabilities. Each project must design, implement, and evaluate a tiered approach in high schools that incorporates evidenced-based components including screening, progress monitoring, core instruction, and instructional interventions at varying levels of intensity based on students’ learning needs. The models must have writing as the core instructional component.