Promoting Teacher Use of the Supports Intensity Scale-Children's Version to Engage in Supports Planning to Enhance Access to the General Education Curriculum for Children with Intellectual Disability

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This project will develop the SIS-C Supports Planning Process, an associated Teacher’s Manual, and an online Fidelity of Implementation System that will enhance the knowledge and skills of teachers to use the results of a completed Supports Intensity Scale- Children’s Version (SIS-C) assessment to design supplementary aids and services to promote access to the general education curriculum for students with intellectual disability (ID). The SISC was the first standardized measure of supports needs of children with ID, developed with a previous IES Goal 5 Measurement grant (co-PIs: Hughes, Thompson, & Wehmeyer; 2011- 2015). Educators need tools and strategies to enhance their knowledge and skills to use SIS-C assessment data to inform supports planning for students with ID in general education.

Project details

  • Primary Investigator: James Thompson

  • Project start Date: 09/01/2018

  • Project finish Date: 08/31/2022



  • US Department of Education

  • Award Number: R324A180034 - 20