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The Connection Between MTSS and Special Education: Why It Matters

By Gregory A. Fabiano, Ph.D. | August 11, 2022

Many still consider a multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) to be a framework applicable only to  a general education setting, while Individual Education Plans (IEPs) are reserved for special education…

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The Importance of Identifying Historical Trends in Student Data

By Rachel Brown, Ph.D., NCSP | July 28, 2022

Assessment data can give educators crucial information to help guide instructional decisions. However, knowing which data to use and understanding how to interpret historical trends in student data can be…

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Using Data to Identify and Monitor Progress for Students with a Specific Learning Disability

By Rachel Brown, Ph.D., NCSP | July 14, 2022

Data on student progress play a key role in identifying students who have a specific learning disability, and also in ensuring these students are making fast enough progress toward the…

Classwide Positive Behavior Support

How to Set Up Classwide Positive Behavioral Support: A Guide to Establishing Proactive Management

By Gregory A. Fabiano, Ph.D. | June 23, 2022

Components of positive behavior support systems are part of all elementary school classrooms. Educators routinely use creative and effective ways to support student social and emotional behavior. Yet, enhancing current…

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Strategies for Engaging Families with End of Year Data

By Illuminate Education | June 16, 2022

Family involvement plays a foundational part in a student’s success and well-being. When engaging families, oftentimes classroom teachers have a lot of direct communication with families. However, intervention teachers, ESL…

Using Tier 1 Teacher Strategies

Effective Tier 1 Teacher Strategies That Support an Engaged Classroom

By Gregory A. Fabiano, Ph.D. | June 2, 2022

It’s no secret that caregivers, parents, students, and educators alike are all feeling the effects of remote learning and the COVID-19 pandemic.  How can you as an educator implement Tier…

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The Educator’s Guide to the Importance of Universal Screening

By Sarah Brown, Ph.D. | May 26, 2022

Waiting for a referral from teachers or parents before providing support for struggling students can be detrimental to learning outcomes because a referral relies on predicting learning gaps that might…

Working to Improve Special Education Systems

How FastBridge Is Transforming Conversations about Special Education Services in Districts Across the Country

By Illuminate Education | May 19, 2022

Setting Appropriate Goals IDEA requires schools to set annual learning goals for each child receiving special education services, report on the progress made toward these goals, and collect data at…

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Prevention: The Key to Managing Student Behavior

By Kristin Rockwell, M.A. Ed. | May 12, 2022

It’s not hard to imagine that most teachers enter the education field because of a love for students and a love of learning.  But all too often, student behavior, and…

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

By Illuminate Education | May 2, 2022

This week honors all the amazing and important work teachers do, year after year, despite the many obstacles thrown their way. We at Illuminate Education want to thank you for…

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