DATE AND TIME
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 2:00 - 3:00 PM ET
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Dr. Dave Heistad, the Executive Director of Research, Evaluation and Assessment for the Minneapolis Public Schools, is joining the National Center on Response to Intervention to present a Webinar on "RTI and Universal Screening: Establishing District Benchmarks." Dr. Heistad will describe universal screening measures, their use, and how to establish district benchmarks. He will also present real-life examples and resources from schools using universal screening measures.
If you are a teacher or administrator who is seeking more knowledge about how to support the implementation of RTI, this webinar will be beneficial to you. If you are interested in learning how universal screening is connected with accountability for all students and improved student outcomes, this webinar will be useful to you as well.
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|DR. DAVE HEISTAD
Dr. Dave Heistad has worked as a program evaluator and researcher in Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) for the past 22 years. He is currently the Executive Director of the Research, Evaluation and Assessment for MPS. Dr. Heistad received his doctorate in Educational Psychology from the University of Minnesota. His research foci include special education assessment and non-categorical services, value-added indicators of school performance, and teacher effects in reading. His current work focuses on the development and implementation of valid and equitable educational accountability indicators for school improvement.
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The National Center on Response to Intervention is a technical assistance and dissemination (TA&D) center housed at the American Institutes for Research and funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs. Our mission is to build the capacity of State Education Agencies (SEAs) to assist Local Education Agencies (LEAs) in implementing proven and promising models for RTI. The goals of the Center are to:
- Identify, adapt, evaluate, and scale-up RTI models for identifying and serving students with disabilities.
- Provide TA&D to SEAs and LEAs with ongoing TA support to implement comprehensive RTI programs in districts, schools, and classrooms nationally.
- Disseminate information about proven and promising RTI models to parents, service providers, program administrators, policymakers, and other interested stakeholders across the country.