Brief Description of Enhancing Instructional Problem Solving

This practical guidebook describes a flexible and resource-efficient model of academic support that can be successfully used in elementary schools with varying strengths, weaknesses, resources, and organizational structures. Designed to align with, and build on, a school’s existing practices, the model can be implemented incrementally by various specialized educators, such as school principals, school psychologists, special education teachers, Title I teachers, and reading specialists.

The authors provide a comprehensive and cohesive framework for linking assessment and intervention. They show how to interweave evidence-based instruction with targeted professional development and other components that support improved learning outcomes for all K–8 students. Helpful tables describe dozens of research-based assessments and interventions in reading, writing, and math. In a large-size format with lay-flat binding to facilitate photocopying, the volume includes more than 20 reproducible worksheets and forms.

The companion website ( features additional reproducibles and supplemental materials for use in conjunction with the book.