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The purpose of this project is to develop and validate the Intervention Selection Profile (ISP) suite. The ISP suite is a collection of brief problem analysis tools intended to inform the adaptation and selection of Tier 2 interventions. The proposed project aims to achieve four outcomes in a cumulative fashion:

  1. Develop and refine the two ISP tools, as well as the decision making structures upon which they will be founded. Development efforts will be guided by item response theory (IRT) and diagnostic classification modeling (DCM) procedures (Rupp & Templin, 2008).

  2. Initially validate each of the ISP tools. Psychometric properties of interest will include structural validity, criterion-related validity, reliability (internal consistency and test-retest), diagnostic accuracy, usability, and test fairness.

  3. Identify the most efficient yet effective approach to training teachers to collect and use ISP data. Studies will examine varying approaches to teacher training, including basic exposure, as well as training with practice and performance feedback.

  4. Through single-case design studies and a randomized control trial (RCT), evaluate the treatment utility of ISP tools and the broader ISP procedural framework. Of specific interest will be the extent to which ISP tools affect student behavioral and academic performance.
Project ISP is funded by a grant from the National Center for Education Research, Institute of Education Sciences, within the Social and Behavioral Context for Academic Learning portfolio (R305A180515).