The S³3TAIR Project is designed to improve outcomes for students with disabilities by improving educator skills in literacy, positive behavior intervention, and special education instruction. These three areas were chosen because they are critical to the success of students with disabilities.
Districts and schools attempting full implementation and maintenance of effective, evidence-based educational practices sometimes require more than provision of professional development and technical assistance to be successful. When success proves elusive, educators often ask for examples of districts or schools that have been successful.
A key element in the S³3TAIR Project is identification and validation of effective evidence-based practices in nominated districts and schools statewide. Schools and districts whose practices are validated are spotlighted on this website.
Schools and districts whose practices are validated may apply for grants to mentor other districts/schools' practice implementation efforts. Documentation of these partnerships are also highlighted in the Mentor School Showcase section of this website.
The S³TAIR Project Model is based on four main concepts:
Visit the hyperlinks above to learn more detailed information about all four concepts.