The AIM Coaching grant funded through the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) has the following three primary goals:
- Gain a better understanding of how to implement and sustain schoolwide models that encourage instruction in evidence-based vocabulary and comprehension practices across Tier 1 English language arts, social studies, and science classes and in Tiers 2 and 3 reading intervention and special education classes
- Increase knowledge about the implementation, efficacy, and sustainability of AIM Coaching when it is implemented under routine conditions
- Increase availability of evidence-based technical assistance on professional development, coaching, and schoolwide adolescent literacy models
The outcomes of this project will establish what infrastructures, personnel, and processes are needed for an effective coaching system to be implemented and maintained at schools. This project includes an administrator component to examine the levels of support needed for the coaches to sustain the model. Finally, as a part of disseminating the research to schools, the research team will develop a virtual version of AIM Coaching professional development.
This work was supported by OSEP, U.S. Department of Education, through grant H326M200015 to the University of Maryland and The University of Texas at Austin. The opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not represent the views of OSEP or the U.S. Department of Education.
In the future, research publications will be found here.