schools in the state are already familiar with and are using
a multi-tiered instructional model, an initiative of Response
To Intervention (RTI). Central to the multi-tiered model
is frequent progress monitoring for mastery of content.
to read more about Multi-Tiered Instruction and Gifted Education
the National Association for Gifted Children
Department of Education
Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, has set aside $350
million of Race To The Top funds for grants aimed at reforming
state assessments aligned with common standards. The new
assessments will also be designed to be computer-adaptive
and be better measures of growth. This should provide information
that helps improve instruction and accelerate student learning.
here for more on the Race To The Top Grants The power
point version includes an illustration of international
benchmarking in West Virginia.