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Evidence-Based Methods

Caught being especially good in a DI reading lesson

Caught being especially good
in a DI reading lesson

Research-based education is what we’re about.
The educational programs in all of TIEE’s schools derive from solid research concerning what works in classrooms. The main categories of these methods are identified under the present website heading and are given a brief description.

TIEE’s Mission statement makes clear our commitment to using teaching methods and materials that are evidence-based, proven by systematic and extensive research to be effective teaching tools:

“In order to implement its curriculum, TIEE resolves to choose teaching materials that have proved successful with real students in real classrooms or to develop its own materials in accordance with well-established behavioral principles. TIEE is committed to the use of teaching methods that have the weight of scientific evidence, including the following practices:

  • Frequent positive consequences for desirable student behavior;
  • High rates of student responding to instructionally relevant tasks;
  • Direct teaching of the skills, knowledge, and procedures that students must know to achieve at high levels; and
  • Regular collection and evaluation of student performance data to make timely instructional decisions for individual students.”

Our Mission statement’s list of teaching fundamentals is not intended to be exhaustive. There are other, well-established practices that are used in TIEE’s schools. We also investigate promising practices, such as video modeling, to determine whether they are effective and efficient and in which areas of the curriculum and with which group of students.

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