SWIFT Schoolwide Integrated Framework for Transformation
SWIFT is a national K-8 technical assistance center that builds school capacity to provide academic and behavioral support to improve outcomes for all students through equity-based inclusion
We Believetogether we can transform education so that it benefits each and every student, their families, and ultimately the communities in which they live.
SWIFT Center helps whole education systems build capacity to provide academic and behavioral instruction and support for all students, including those with the most extensive needs. SWIFT technical assistance uses six research-based practices to differentiate support as each community travels its unique path to being a highly effective education system in which all students achieve and fully participate in their school communities.
Visit SWIFT Shelf to find more research articles, briefs, school and district tools, and more resources to support equity-based inclusive education.
By Amy McCart, Michael McSheehan, Wayne Sailor, Melinda Mitchiner, and Carol Quirk
SWIFT employs six TA practices that support an initial transformation process while simultaneously building system capacity to sustain and scale up equity-based inclusion in additional schools and districts over time. This white paper explains these individual practices and how SWIFT weaves them together for improved student outcomes.
Issue Briefs & Papers
By Amy McCart, Michael McSheehan, and Wayne Sailor
SWIFT's theories of action and six technical assistance practices—Visioning, Data Snapshots, Priority and Practice Planning, Resource Mapping and Matching, Transformation Teaming, and Coaching and Facilitation—are briefly described.
By SWIFT Center
SWIFT January Newsletter: New SWIFT Resources and Maryland in the Spotlight
District / School Resources
By SWIFT Center
SWIFT-FIA is a brief self assessment schools use to monitor and understand their own SWIFT implementation progress.
Research & Journal Articles
In this webinar, Dr. Jennifer Kurth summarizes research support for including students with extensive needs in general education and describes effective strategies for supporting student success.