Instruction and Practices

  • Quality Indicator Review and Resource Guides for Special Education Instructional Practices 

    The Quality Indicator Review and Resource Guides have been developed for use by the RSE-TASC network to guide their work in assessment of programs and provision of professional development, support and technical assistance to districts and schools to improve results for students with disabilities. The Guides are intended to be used to support a quality improvement process that includes:

    • Assessing the quality of a school district’s instructional programs and practices in the areas of literacy, behavioral supports and interventions; and delivery of special education services;
    • Determining priority need areas; and
    • Prescribing and planning activities to change practices and improve outcomes for students with disabilities.

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    The State Education Department grants permission to New York State public schools, approved private schools and nonprofit organizations to copy this for use as a review and quality improvement guide. This material may not otherwise be reproduced in any form or by any means or modified without the written permission of the New York State Education Department. For further information, contact the Office of Special Education at (518) 473-6108 or write to NYSED Office of Special Education, Special Education Policy/Program Development and Support Services, 89 Washington Ave., Room 309 EB, Albany, NY.