Equity & Excellence for Students with Disabilities

Helping build districts’ and schools’ capacity for meaningful inclusion that leads to improved outcomes for all students

Across the nation, wide achievement gaps persist between students with disabilities and those without.

Does your district need support to tackle these challenges?

  • Inappropriate identification of students for special education
  • Over-representation of students of color and English learners in special education
  • Low academic performance of students with disabilities
  • Insufficient teacher training on high quality evidence-based curriculum and instruction for students with disabilities
  • Uncoordinated general and special education service delivery

CORE and Pivot Learning work collaboratively with educators so students with disabilities can thrive in school and life.

Strengthen Systems, Policies, Procedures, and Practices to Support Equity and Excellence for Students with Disabilities

Our services focus on organizational change from the central office to the classroom, so we can address special education and general education  simultaneously to implement systems that result in equitable and exemplary instruction so all students succeed.

District-wide Special Education Systems Analyses

This comprehensive assessment of your special education systems and academic and social-emotional learning interventions results in actionable, equitable recommendations to improve systems and practices.

District-wide Special Education Planning, Organization, and Budgeting

Based on the findings of the Special Education Systems Analyses, special and general education leadership receive coaching and professional development to create and implement an action plan.

Prevention and Intervention Training Institute: MTSS

This four-day institute* occurs after your District-wide Special Education Systems Analyses and offers professional learning for district and school leadership teams. On day one, central office leaders will learn inclusive strategies to prevent disproportionality and establish equitable systems that improve the quality of instruction, educational outcomes, and access for every student.

For the following three days, site leadership teams learn a variety of data-driven strategies to improve math and literacy achievement for all students, especially those with disabilities. Topics include scheduling tiered systems, making data-driven decisions to move at-risk students to academic excellence, and identifying the most effective instructional materials and assessments to improve outcomes for all students.

*Institutes can be customized to meet the needs of your district or school. Schedule all four days to ensure your district systems and school practices fully align.

Instructional Core Targeted Job-Embedded Professional Learning and Coaching

Instructional experts work on-site with Pre-K-12 general and special education teachers and paraprofessionals to refine the use of literacy and math instructional best practices and evidence-based curricula. Coaching includes modeling lessons, analyzing data, reviewing IEPs, and setting goals for robust student outcomes. Our experts also provide processes to determine whether English learners are having academic difficulty due to language or a learning disability, such as dyslexia.

Equity and Excellence in Special Education

For more information about how Pivot Learning and CORE can help your district achieve educational equity and excellence for all students, including those with disabilities, please contact us.

Take a Look at More Professional Learning Services from CORE

CORE offers many more services, workshops and publications to support the professional learning of educators from the central office to the classroom. Take a look at our services overviews to see which offerings align with your current goals for your students’ mathematics and reading achievement. CORE professional learning experts are available to help you assess your needs and develop a professional learning program that will help all learners succeed.