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Procedures & Participants


Portland Oregon West Hills Blue Skies

The project staff collaborates with three elementary schools in the Portland region to improve their multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS) for English learners (ELs), specifically those at-risk for or with a disability.  A technical advisory group consisting of district and school leaders meets regularly with project staff members to review formative data and optimize the model for English learners across the three tiers of support. In addition, teachers engage in ongoing professional development on various aspects of effective reading and language instruction with consideration for the contextual, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds of students and families.

Participants and Timeline

Group of elementary school pupils in class

From 2016 to 2020, Project Lee will work with English learner K-5 students in three schools to optimize their literacy learning through the use of a culturally and linguistically responsive MTSS framework.