TIES Inclusive Education Roadmap
RISE Part 2: Features Reflection
In this section, you will
- Learn about the purpose of the RISE Part 2
- Understand how to facilitate the RISE Part 2
- Complete the RISE Part 2
In RISE Part 2 the EILT delves more deeply into the Focus Area that was prioritized in the RISE Part 1. Each Focus Areas contains multiple Features. The Features provide more details (e.g., policies, practices, and procedures) that are essential for inclusive systems of education. The Features for each Focus Area were identified through a systematic review of research on inclusive educational practices (Ryndak et al., 2021) and are grouped by topic to facilitate discussion. By considering the Features in a Focus Area, the EILT builds their knowledge about what is included within the priority area that they identified in the RISE Part 1 and begins to identify opportunities for initiating change in their system.
By the end of the RISE Part 2, the EILT will have identified 2 or 3 system Takeaways related to the priority area. These Takeaways help to focus the Initiative Inventory (Step 3) and inform writing goals and determining activities in the Inclusive Education Action Plan (Step 4).
Completing the RISE Part 2
Preparing for RISE Part 2 Meeting
Facilitating the Meeting
Below is an image of one Set of Features within the school Focus Area, General Education Curriculum Content and Access. Take special note of the rating system and take time to read through it before starting to facilitate reflecting on the Focus Area. Similar to the RISE Part 1, the rating system looks specifically at the type and number of students who are currently accessing the Features under discussion. In order to score a 5, the system must be fully including all students, including all students with significant cognitive disabilities (SwSCD).
4.1 To what extent does you statewide system facilitate a mindset that:
4.1.1 demonstrates an unwavering belief in the value of inclusive education for improving student outcomes.
4.1.2 communicates a philosophy that ever student can learn and that philosophy results in high expectations and the measurement of student, program, and systemic outcomes
4.1.3 honors the understanding that education services are provided to empower students with and without disabilities to be fully valued and participating members of inclusive communities during and after exiting the system of education, rather than to “fix” or eliminate a disability.
4.1.4 demonstrate an understanding that each person experiences the system of education differently based on their personal background, including abilities; race; gender; cultural, ethnic, and linguistic diversity; and socio-economic status
4.1.5 communicates that each district is accountable for demonstrating progress of all student in age-grade level general education curriculum at their neighborhood schools.
1 – Some features; not yet applied to students with significant cognitive disabilities
2 – Most features; not yet applied to students with significant cognitive disabilities
3 – Most features; including some students with significant cognitive disabilities
4 – Most features; including most students with significant cognitive disabilities
5 – All features; including all students with significant cognitive disabilities
How will your priorities have a positive impact on students with the most significant cognitive disabilities?
- With the RISE Focus Area Part 2 completed and team priorities identified, the EILT moves to Step 3: Conduct an Initiative Inventory. The EILT discusses current initiatives that are ongoing in the system (or will happen in the near future) and decides if there are opportunities that connect with any of the priorities to create a more inclusive system for all students.
- In three-years (Step 5C), the EILT will revisit the RISE to consider whether they should go deeper with their current RISE Focus Area priority or add another Focus Area to their systems change work.
Downloads - Rise Part 2 Documents
- RISE Meeting Agenda template
- Facilitator RISE Part 2 "Steps at a Glance"
- State RISE Part 2:
- District RISE Part 2: