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 (www.sopaaforschools.org) features additional reproducibles and supplemental materials for use in conjunction with the book.