About SPDG

Project Overview:

This professional development project will expand Connecticut’s (CT) first SPDG to build and sustain a statewide system regarding CT’s Framework for Response to Intervention (RtI), titled Scientifically Research-Based Interventions (SRBI). It is designed to increase literacy achievement and positive behavior of students with disabilities. Students with varying disabilities and severities will be targeted. An additional focus will further enable personnel to work with students of color and those who are limited English proficient and to partner with their families.

Project Goals:

  • Development of a coordinated statewide system of academic/behavior continuum of supports;
  • Implementation with fidelity of scientifically research-based programs of positive behavioral supports and literacy instruction driven by common core state standards through models of multi-tiered interventions and a data driven decision making process
  • Improved academic achievement of all students in participating schools.

Logic Model

The Logic Model for the CT SPDG provides a visual representation of the grant’s activities and anticipated outcomes.


SPDG documents

Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) Grant Application
2014 SPDG Brochure