The Education Research Group is involved with two major projects: the OSPI Data Dashboard and the Integrity Rubric for RTI Implementation.

OSPI Data Dashboard

The OSPI Data Dashboard project represents a joint venture between the University of Washington-Tacoma (UWT) and the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) to support state-needs projects and to meet the needs of students with special needs throughout the state of Washington. The main three objectives of this project are to:

1. To build a web-based data system to better evaluate OSPI Special Education Department funded state-needs projects

2. To develop common data collection measures to evaluate state-needs projects and protocols to administer, score, and build capacity to use these measures

3. To support state-needs project staff to use and interpret valid measurements to continuously improve in the following areas: Effectiveness, Alignment, Evidence-based Practices, Quality of Coaching / Engagement, Data Collection, Cost-Benefit Analysis, Advertising, and State Need.

On the OSPI Data Dashboard site, State Needs Projects can create trainings, add participants, send survey links to attendees, and generate downloadable data reports for future strategic decision making.

For more information, please visit the OSPI Data Dashboard Project page.

Integrity Rubric for RTI Implementation

The Response to Intervention (RTI) Essential Components Integrity Rubric and the RTI Essential Components Integrity Worksheet were developed by the National Center on Response to Intervention and are for use by individuals who are responsible for monitoring school-level fidelity of RTI implementation. UWT has worked with OSPI to develop an evaluation tool for RTI Implementation for either self-assessment by a school team, or by an outside, third-party evaluator.

On the RTI Integrity Rubric Implementation site created by the UWT Education Research Group, users can complete rubrics, manage submissions, explore data visualizations, and access other important information related to the RTI evaluation rubric.

For more information, please visit the Integrity Rubric for RTI Implementation Project page.

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