Cohort 5 Model Demonstration Projects
Tiered Approaches for Improving Outcomes for English Learners
in Primary Grades
In September 2011, OSEP funded the fifth cohort of Model Demonstration Projects. Cohort 5 consists of three projects focusing on tiered approaches for improving reading and language outcomes for English learners (ELs). These projects developed and implemented approaches for administering effective, culturally responsive interventions and for identifying ELs with or at risk of having a disability.
Features of these models include the following:
Appropriate research-based reading instruction and interventions for ELLs
Culturally responsive teaching strategies and principles
Professional development and strategic coaching for teachers
Progress monitoring and screening
Data based decisionmaking.
Cohort 5 Presentations and Briefs