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Cohort 1 Model Demonstration ProjectsCohort Access Only

Progress Monitoring in Elementary Reading Instruction

In January 2006, OSEP funded the first cohort of model demonstration projects. Cohort 1 consisted of three projects that focused on approaches to progress monitoring for elementary school children in general education and special education classes. Regular tracking of children’s preliteracy and reading skills was used to

Monitor children’s progress in those skills

Identify children who were not responding to regular classroom instruction and were in need of a different or more intense instructional approach

Monitor progress against Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals for children who were referred to and found eligible forspecial education services.

Cohort 1 models were developed and implemented from January 2006 to December 2009.

Find detailed information about the models and tools developed by the cohort 1 grantees in Models for Implementing Response to Intervention: Tools, Outcomes, and Implications,2011, Edward S. Shapiro, Naomi Zigmond, Teri Wallace, & Doug Marston (Eds.), New York, NY: The Guilford Press.

Cohort 1 Grantees:

University of Minnesota (Dr. Teri Wallace)

Lehigh University and University of Pittsburgh (Dr. Edward Shapiro and Dr. Naomi Zigmond)

The University of Oregon (Dr. Gerald Tindal)

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