Design and Deliver Instruction

Design and Deliver Instruction

Published: 11/6/2023 1:15 PM

​How will they learn it?

Tier I is the highly effective, culturally responsive, evidence-based core or universal instruction, provided to all students in the general education classroom. It is the moral imperative that all teachers implement evidence-based curriculum and/or strategies with fidelity for both academic and behavioral instruction.

Schools and districts should use the Strategic Evaluation of Key Core Work Processes: Design and Deploy Instruction needs assessment tool to evaluate the current state of intentional planning and delivery of quality instruction.


Do you know what highly effective, evidence-based, core instruction should look like?  Are at least 80% of students succeeding at this level of instruction in your school/classroom?  The interactive and printable diagnostic tools for core instruction are intended to help schools determine needed next steps to address priority areas of need within core instruction. The intended purpose of the classroom level diagnostic is to gather data from individual classroom regarding the quality of core instruction. Once classroom data is compiled and analyzed, the school-wide core instruction diagnostic can be used to identify trends and areas of school-wide continuous improvement. Other possible uses for the classroom level core instruction diagnostic include use as a walk-through tool, determination of personalized professional learning needs, and/or gathering of teacher perception data . If the tool is used for the gathering of teacher perception data, it is crucial that the school community has a common understanding of each descriptor.

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Related Resources

Direct/Explicit Instruction Model (effect size :60) is a research-based instructional strategy where students are actively engaged participants in their learning. It involves teacher creativity and design. Strategy selection is based on student need, student data, and student performance. Students self-regulate and own their learning.

The Co-Teaching Principles, Practices and Pragmatics Handbook highlights co-teaching strategies which support best practices of co-teaching in the classroom and can help teachers understand the impact co-teaching can have on increasing student achievement.

Lesson Planning Templates

Effective planning and creation of functional lesson plans are imperative to strengthening instructional delivery, and positively impact student achievement. The following templates all support the Gradual Release of Responsibility, which is a proven methodology for high quality instruction.

Gradual Release Lesson Planning template

Curriculum Instructional Framework Lesson Planning template

Workshop Model Planning template

Lesson Study Model Planning template

Helpful Links

To see the connection between CHETL and TPGES, please refer to the Appendix A Matrix 

Characteristics of Highly Effective Teaching (CHETL): KDE developed components which focus on the instructional core

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