How can school personnel identify and select evidence-based practices or programs?

Page 2: Identify School Resources

Once they have identified their schools’ needs, school personnel should take stock of their available resources. Doing so will help them to select a practice or program to address the needs in question. The table below highlights some available resources schools may want to consider.

Available Resources

Type of Resource Examples
  • Reading specialists
  • Paraprofessionals
  • General education teachers
  • Special education teachers
  • Title I teachers
  • Peer coaches
Materialsapple and books
  • Evidence-based curriculum
  • Culturally relevant materials
  • Software
  • Accessible materials
Fundingdollar sign
  • To plan instruction
  • To collaborate with other teachers
  • To discuss student data
  • To meet with a coach or mentor
  • To receive training
Facilitiescomputer lab
  • Available classrooms
  • Accessible classrooms
  • Computer lab
  • Computers
  • Assistive technology equipment
  • Audio/ video equipment
  • Lab equipment
Technical assistanceperson on the phone
  • For computer issues
  • For assistive technology issues
  • For program-specific instructional support
  • For hardware, software, and technology integration
Trainingteacher at the board
  • District- or school-sponsored professional development activities
  • Professional conferences or workshops
  • Follow-up or ongoing support for training (e.g., coaching, mentoring)
  • College courses

Click each of the logos below to discover the resources identified by each school.

paige elementary school

grafton middle school

dubois high school


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