outline of state of Oregon


Oregon Department of Education selected 4 public school districts to participate in SWIFT: Pendleton, Portland, Redmond, and Sisters.  Currently 15 elementary or K-8 schools serving both urban and rural communities are working to include and support all students.  SWIFT districts and schools in Oregon have technical assistance priorities across Administrative Leadership, Multi-Tiered System of Support, and Family and Community Engagement domains. While some have evidence of sustainable structures solidly in place, others are still formalizing leadership teams and making sure that staff at every level understand and are involved with SWIFT implementation and decision making. Plans are in place to implement or increase tiered supports for academics and behavior, administer math and behavior screeners, and implement or increase inclusive practices. Leaders and teachers are working on aligning academic, behavioral, and classroom expectations for a consistent understanding across each school, and the state is committed to increasing family involvement with planned activities, surveys, and inclusion in decision making processes.