# Selecting and Evaluating Evidence-Based Practices in Mathematics

## Intensive Intervention in Mathematics Course: Module 3 Overview

After an assessment system is in place (Module 2), we turn our attention to instructional practices with an evidence base. We emphasize the necessity for using evidence-based interventions or strategies as the starting point of instruction within intensive intervention. In this module, educators will learn about:

• The umbrella term of evidence-based practices and different types of evidence-based practices
• Where to locate evidence-based practices
• How to design the instructional platform for use within intensive intervention

This module is divided into three parts, with an introduction and closing. A 508 compliant version of the full PowerPoint presentation across all parts of the module is available below.

Complete Slide Deck (508 compliant)

Workbook (508 compliant)

## Introduction

This video introduces Module 3 and provides an overview of the module content and related activities.

### Related Videos

(Associated with PowerPoint Slide 2 and 91)

## Part 1: What are the forms of evidence-based practices in intensive intervention

Part 1 provides an overview of the term “evidence-based practices.” Teachers learn the difference among evidence-based interventions, evidence-based strategies, promising practices, and practices with no or negative evidence.

### Worksheets & Activities

Activity 1 - Determine Categories of Evidence-Based Practices

Activity 2 - Rate the Evidence Base of Various Practices

Discussion Board – What are your favorite evidence-based practices?

## Part 2: Where do you locate evidence-based practices?

Part 2 reviews several methods for locating evidence-based interventions, including journals or website resources. We emphasize use of the Tools Chart from the National Center on Intensive Intervention. Teachers learn how to determine whether an intervention or strategy has evidence to support its use by understanding whether there is assessment data showing results, whether the research has been replicated, and whether the research relates to the teacher’s setting and students.

### Worksheets & Activities

Activity 3 - Compare Websites for Locating Evidence-Based Practices

Activity 4 - Locate Interventions and Compare Available Evidence

## Part 3: How do you determine the instructional platform for intensive intervention?

Part 3 explains the instructional platform. Teachers learn the instructional platform is the initial evidence-based intervention or set of evidence-based strategies designed to teach the mathematics content (Module 1) students need to learn during intensive intervention. Teachers design an instructional platform by considering student strengths and weaknesses, the continuum of mathematics learning, and the availability of evidence-based practices.

### Worksheets & Activities

Activity 5 - Determine Skill Needed to Successfully Solve Problems

Activity 6 - Determine Intervention Needs for a Student

Discussion Board – Share Your Current Structure for Making DBI Decisions

## Closing: What are the next steps?

The closing video reviews the content covered in the module and concludes with a classroom application activity.

### Worksheets & Activities

Classroom Application: Evaluate the Evidence Base of One of Your Current Instructional Practices

### Related Videos

(Associated with PowerPoint Slide 2 and 91)