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.
Multi-Tiered System of Support
Integrated Educational Framework
Family & Community Engagement
Inclusive Policy Structure & Practice
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.
On July 21st and 22nd, educators, family and community members from across the US came together to learn and network at the SWIFT 2016 National Professional Learning Institute. Access the presentations and materials here.
Films & Videos
This short video provides a graphic representation of steps schools can take to implement a multi-tiered system of support.
By SWIFT Center
SWIFT Newsletter - February 2017
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 To Practice Briefs
This brief describes how to use a free online behavior screener to identify student support needs in middle and high schools.
Dr. Grace Francis and Dr. Shana Haines
In this webinar, Dr. Haines and Dr. Francis discuss ideal family-professional partnerships, common barriers identified by both teachers and families in creating these partnerships, and strategies to bust through these barriers to create partnerships that will increase student outcomes. Participants learn about strategies grounded in research and about resources available to help create exceptional family-professional partnerships with all families, even those who might be hard to connect with at first.
Issue Briefs & Papers
Council for Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and the CEEDAR Center
This report outlines some key policy actions state education agencies can take to ensure that teacher and leader preparation prepares teachers to work with ALL learners, particularly those who have the greatest learning and behavioral needs.