Summary and Wrap Up

Let’s review what you have learned in Module 7 about using tiered instruction to enhance learning and development in young children.

  • In Step 1 you read about practice dilemmas related to using tiered instruction to social emotional development and academic learning.

  • In Step 2 you turned these practice dilemmas into an answerable question, with a focus on finding out whether the teacher should use tiered instruction in her classroom.

  • In Step 3 you considered key sources of knowledge about tiered instruction, including the best available research evidence, policy recommendations, and experience-based knowledge.

  • In Step 4 you integrated these sources of evidence with Emily’s and Michelle’s perspectives to make an informed practice decision about whether they should use tiered instruction.

  • In Step 5 you reviewed how evaluation is used within tiered instruction when conducting formative assessment.