Dan Jorgensen, M.A.

Dan Jorgensen, M.A., currently serves as the Evaluation and Research Coordinator within the Learning Supports Unit at the Colorado Department of Education. His work supports a number of state initiatives including response to intervention, positive behavioral interventions and supports, significant support needs, autism, early childhood, and family partnerships. Mr. Jorgensen has served as the Assistant Director of the Division of Accountability and Research within the Aurora Public School District and as a project leader within the Department of Planning and Analysis within the Denver Public Schools. He currently serves as a school board member, an officer and the president-elect for the Association of Colorado Education Evaluators, and as a member of the state Concurrent Enrollment Advisory Board. In addition, he has authored/coauthored research articles that have appeared in peer-reviewed research journals addressing a wide-range of social science topics.

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Colorado’s RTI Implementation Rubrics

June 1, 2012

The RtI Implementation Rubrics developed by the Colorado Department of Education serve as an overview of implementation for Response to Intervention (RtI) at the classroom, school, and district levels. The rubrics are designed for use as fidelity tools to improve outcomes for students and to support a scaling up of effective practices. Each rubric describes what RtI looks like at 4 growth stages (i.e., emerging, developing, operationalizing, optimizing) across the following 6 components of RtI: problem solving, curriculum & instruction, assessment, leadership, family & comunity partnering, and positive school climate. The Colorado Department of Education team ansered your questions about developing school improvement plans, tracking fidelity of implementation, and establishing a continuous improvement cycle appropriate for your stage of implementation.