Instructional Decision-Making Procedures: Ensuring Appropriate Instruction for Struggling Students in Grades K–12


Revised in 2014 to reflect changes in federal and state legislation and again in 2019 to reflect updated standards, this guide provides campus-based administrators and educators with procedures for ensuring appropriate instruction for students struggling with reading, mathematics, and behavior, and for students who are English language learners. Educators and school teams can use the procedures in this booklet to identify effective instructional practices and interventions to reduce referrals to special education. Administrators and educators can also use the information gathered from implementing these procedures to document how a student responded to interventions when considering special education eligibility.