Oregon Department of Education’s 2016-2021 State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG) from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) is focused on building coherence, capacity, and sustainability of tiered system of support in local education agencies by building upon the professional development and instructional coaching implemented through the 2011-16 SPDG. The project aims to improve students' performance in academics and behavior through an increased number of high-quality coaches and expanded capacity of regional hubs and LEAs to support and sustain MTSS implementation. Overall, the purpose of the Oregon State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG) evaluation is to consider the following:
  • Accountability and oversight (Were proposed activities conducted?),
  • Impact (Did activities results in improved practices and outcomes?), and
  • Implications (What are the issues of sustainability and scaling-up?)

Learn more at http://www.oregon.gov/ode/students-and-family/SpecialEducation/RegPrograms_BestPractice/Pages/State-Personnel-Development-Grant-%28SPDG%29.aspx

The Design

The evaluation methodology is guided by the principles that, to the greatest extent possible, measurement tools and data collection should:
  • Provide meaningful information for participating districts to guide decision-making,
  • Fulfill multiple reporting requirements, and
  • Not cause undue burden for any partners.

With all of this in mind

Measures and mechanisms have been established for the SPDG in order to provide a user friendly set of data for schools to accurately assess changes and progress pertaining to the implementation of academic and behavior supports.

OR SPDG Overview

This webinar provides an overview of Oregon MTSS and the SPDG application process. Viewing this webinar is a requirement for MTSS/SPDG applicants. http://www.orspdgdata.net/Webinars/view/80