TIES Inclusive Education Roadmap
RISE Part 2: Features Reflection
In this section you will:
- Become familiar with the content of the RISE Part 2
- Become familiar with the process of the RISE Part 2
- Be introduced to information about facilitating the RISE Part 2
- Complete the RISE Part 2
The RISE Part 2 provides the EILT the opportunity to dig deeper into the RISE Focus Area/s prioritized at the conclusion of the RISE Part 1. Each Focus Area contains specific Features that articulate the policies, practices, and procedures essential to the creation of inclusive systems of education. The Features for each Focus Area were identified through a systematic review of research on inclusive educational practices. The Features are grouped by topic to facilitate discussion.
After completing the RISE Part 2 the team will identify 2 or 3 system Takeaways. These Takeaways describe the priorities that will inform the development of the Inclusive Education Action Plan using the TIES IER (Step 4).
Preparing for the meeting:
Preparation for the RISE Part 2 is much the same as for the RISE Part 1 with a few notable differences:
- As you go through the meeting, team members may have questions about the meaning of specific Features. In order to be able to answer such questions, you will need to carefully read through the Focus Area prior to the meeting. You may want to review some of the TIES resources specific to each Focus Area (see Step 5 TIES Resources)
- The rating scale used in the RISE Part 2 is more complex than the 1-5 scale used in Part 1. It is set up so that the system can celebrate its current use of inclusive practices while noting that the highest ratings focus on the inclusion of students with significant cognitive disabilities.
Facilitating the meeting:
- Review the RISE Focus Area to be discussed in this meeting, and share the definition of the selected Focus Area with the team
- Review the RISE Frame of Reference
- Present and explain the RISE Features Reflection scoring rubric
- For each Set of Features:
- Ask a team member to read the Set aloud
- Discuss system strengths related to the Set of Features
- Discuss system need areas related to the Set of Features
- At the end of the discussion, have team members privately rate the Set of Features using the rubric
- Share the scores (using numbered cards, holding up fingers, Zoom poll, etc.) and if a consensus score is not reached then discuss the range of scores, the most frequently chosen score, and the reasons for the team members’ choices
- After discussion by the team, re-score the Set of Features and negotiate a consensus score that is acceptable to the entire team
- Record the score
- Repeat until all Sets of Features in the Focus Area are scored
- Review Features Reflection Scoring Summary and build consensus on the top priorities for initial implementation. Identify 2 or 3 Takeaways to be addressed using the IER Action Plan.
After the meeting:
- Ensure that each team member is sent a copy of the completed RISE Part 2.
- Set a date for the Action Plan meeting
- Send calendar invite/reminder to all team members to the Action Plan meeting.
Will each of your goals have a positive impact on students with the most significant cognitive disabilities?
- Complete the next section of the Inclusive Education Action Plan by filling in the results of the RISE Part 1, RISE Part 2, and the Takeaways from the RISE discussions. (Use the Action Plan form that was started in Step 1 - Equitable Inclusive Leadership Team section.)
- The EILT will conduct an Initiative Inventory. With the RISE Priority and 2-3 Takeaways in mind, the team will discuss other current initiatives that are happening in your system (or will happen in the near future) and decide if there are opportunities to connect with any of these initiatives as you work toward creating a more inclusive system for all students.
Downloads - Rise Part 2 Documents
- RISE Meeting Agenda template
- Facilitator "Steps at a Glance"
- State RISE
- District RISE
- School RISE
Inclusive Education Action Plan (Regular) (Note: Do not start a new Action Plan if you started one in Step 1. The information from Step 2 should be incorporated into that Action Plan.)