Literacy: What's the Latest Research?
This brief seeks to provide a practical, accessible update on the latest literacy research to help translate the evidence to classroom practice. The brief summarizes recent developments in literacy research on supporting and motivating multilingual learners and students with dyslexia and discusses their implications for practitioners.
Well-Being, Academic, and Life Skill Development Supports: A District Self-Assessment
This self-assessment can help districts identify areas of growth and success while undertaking or expanding whole child supports across their systems. It is intended to be used by district teams to guide reflection and engage in collaborative planning.
Youth Voice Continuum
This research-based tool, designed for the Montana Office of Public Instruction, can help adults assess how deeply they implement youth voice in their current practice and strategize how to increase youth voice to facilitate shared decision-making.
Strengthening American Rescue Plan Preparation and Implementation: Evidence-Based Practices
Region 17 collaborated with the Idaho State Department of Education on a series of seven webinars designed to increase school and district staff members' understanding and use of evidence-based practices on such topics as learning acceleration for multilingual learners, trauma-informed practice and activities, monitoring ESSER fund plans, and more.
American Rescue Plan Discussion Starter for District Teams
This document is designed to help school district teams engage in meaningful and productive conversations about how to use federal American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act funds to address students’ academic and social-emotional needs in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. It offers considerations, examples of evidence-based strategies, and supporting resources in three critical areas:
- Addressing the academic impact of lost instructional time
- Conducting meaningful family and community engagement
- Providing social-emotional and mental health supports
Evidence-Based Practices for Improving Adolescent Literacy: Facilitator Guides
In partnership with the Idaho State Department of Education (ISDE), the Region 17 Comprehensive Center developed this toolkit to provide consistent training across Idaho on evidence-based strategies for improving adolescent literacy. The toolkit is based on four recommendations in this practice guide from the Institute of Education Sciences. For each recommendation, there is a facilitator’s guide, PowerPoint presentation, and handouts.