Core instruction is the instructional strategy used routinely with all students in a general education setting, and is the Tier 1 in MTSS. This is the foundation of learning that all students receive every year. Core instruction uses scientific, research-based strategies implemented with integrity to emphasize grade-level standards. It incorporates academic, behavior, and social-emotional learning supports that are accessible to 100% of students.
Based on our experience working with over 950 schools and 180 districts across the US., we have created this guide to provide clear definition of what core instruction is, what strategies make it most effective, and how we can use core instruction to maximize student success.
We hope you will find it helpful!