Under federal school reform legislation, educators are required to select and implement evidence-based interventions. One source of information for evidence-based interventions is the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC). Established in 2002 by the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences, the WWC provides education consumers with a source of scientific evidence of what works in education. The WWC promotes informed education decision making through databases and reports that provide reviews of the effectiveness of replicable educational interventions (programs, products, practices, and policies) intended to improve student achievement.
For the Module 2 Application, you used a current School Improvement Plan (SIP) to identify five instructional improvement targets at your school and select one target as your top priority for impacting student achievement.
In the Module 3 Application, your goal is to identify one evidence-based, cost-effective intervention for the instructional improvement target you identified in Module 2. A good place to start your research is the What Works Clearinghouse (Links to an external site.
In addition, you will write a draft grant proposal for funding the intervention. Author Joanne Fritz has provided a grant-writing guide in her article, How to Write a Winning Grant Proposal (Links to an external site.).
Complete Parts 1 and 2 and compose your responses in a single, 8- to 10-page Word document (not including the title and references pages). Use the part titles as subheadings.
Write an introduction and conclusion for each part of the assignment.
Use APA format for the title page, references page, and in-text citations.
Note: This assignments rubric is specifically designed to assess specific skills and knowledge related to your program. Please review all rubrics carefully prior to submission.
Part 1: Intervention
Step 1. Conduct research to identify one intervention that matches your priority instructional improvement target and the target population(s) identified in the Module 2 Application.
Step 2. Evaluate the intervention on:
Research that supports the intervention: Find at least one research source for the intervention.
Effectiveness: How well has this intervention been shown to work?
- Capacity of your school to implement the intervention with fiscal, human, and physical resources: Are the resources in place? What resources are needed?
Alignment with school goals: How does this intervention align with school goals for student achievement?
- You may follow the Part 1 Outline below to structure your responses.
- Step 3. Elaborate on your choice of the intervention by answering the questions a well-developed paragraph.
What decision-making process did you use to select the intervention? What was the most difficult part of the decision-making process?
How is the intervention superior to what is already in place at your school?
How does the intervention compare in terms of resources (fiscal, human, physical) to what is already in place at your school?
Part 1 Outline
Research that supports the intervention:
Effectiveness of intervention:
Resources (fiscal, human, physical):
What resources does my school have?
- What resources will my school need?
Alignment with school goals:
- Part 2: Grant Proposal Draft
- Step 1. Prior to writing the draft proposal, research possible funding groups and direct the proposal to the one you feel is most appropriate.
- Step 2. Using Joanne Fritzs steps in How to Write a Winning Grant Proposal, compose a draft grant proposal in which you seek funding for your selected intervention.