Special Resource Material Developed by the Center

Title: School-Wide Approaches to Addressing Barriers to Learning and Teaching

Description: Everyone wants higher test scores. Everyone wants to close the achievement gap. The call is for widespread school improvement, increased discipline, reduced school violence, and, of course, leaving no child behind. None of it means much if such calls do not result in school-wide changes in the numerous schools where too many students lack an equitable opportunity to succeed. If the intent is to leave no child left behind, essential improvements must be made in how schools address barriers to learning and teaching. To these ends, this chapter focuses on how student supports need to be reframed so they play a more significant role in addressing factors that result in so many students not doing well in school.

Access at:   http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu/publications/schoolwide approaches to address barriers.pdf  48kb; 5pp