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NH Schoolwide Integrated Framework For Transformation

New Hampshire SWIFT is accepting applications for technical assistance towards excellence and equity for All students through the development of a school wide integrated framework for transformation and innovation. Up to sixteen schools will be accepted for the 2015-2016 school year.

Excellence is determined by measurable student social and academic gains.

Equity is defined by the measureable capacity of each NH SWIFT School to deliver the intensity and range of supports to meet the needs of each student and extending to their family and community.

All is defined as the measurable integrated active engagement of all students in the learning process.

2016-2017 NH SWIFT Letter of Intent Word document

2016-2017 NH SWIFT Application Word document

2016-2017 NH SWIFT Application Guidance Word document

SWIFT is a framework for achieving breakthrough results in schools, especially those that are struggling with low achievement, high rates of problem behavior and segregated delivery of specialized services. SWIFT assists schools to transform academic and behavioral instruction from fragmented systems into fully integrated organizations that deliver effective education and extra-curricular activities to all students in the school community.

SWIFT classrooms represent a diverse learning community. In a SWIFT classroom, ALL students are learning together and have the supports they need to fully participate in the general education curriculum. General educators, specialized educators, support staff, and family and community members work in tandem to differentiate instruction. For example, in a SWIFT classroom, you may witness a parent volunteer practicing sight words with a student, a general educator and a specialized educator leading differentiated small reading groups, a speech/language therapist working on reading vocabulary with another group of students, and classmates collaborating on a reading comprehension activity. In a SWIFT classroom, students are valued for their unique contributions to the learning community and educators have the support they need to successfully teach ALL students.

New Hampshire SWIFT is an interagency team focused on optimizing resources across programs, while offering technical assistance in the SWIFT Domains (Administrative Leadership; Multi-tiered Systems of Support; Integrated Educational Framework; Family and Community Engagement and Inclusive Policy Structure and Practices). The SWIFT domains and associated features are the building blocks of effective inclusive education (Waldron, 2010). Research shows it takes administrative leadership, a multi-tiered system of support, family and community partnerships, an integrated educational framework, and inclusive policies and practices to effectively meet the needs of ALL students, including students with disabilities.

SWIFT National K-8 Center

For all NH SWIFT inquiries email:

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New Hampshire Department of Education
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