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Clerc Center Goals and Objectives 2009-2012

Goal One: Students will reach their full potential linguistically and academically from birth through 21 years of age.

  • Objective 1: Teachers will develop and implement a standards-based curriculum in language arts, math, social studies, and science that includes unit summaries and plans, textbooks, related resources, and initial differentiation strategies by August 2010.
  • Objective 2: The Clerc Center will lead a collaborative effort with identified experts to develop standards for American Sign Language from kindergarten through twelfth grade by 2012.
  • Objective 3: The Clerc Center will establish baseline student achievement data for grades three through eight and grade eleven in the areas of language arts, math, and science by June 2010. Once established, the Clerc Center will revise this objective to reflect target performance levels in accordance with its Adequate Yearly Progress model.

Goal Two: The Clerc Center will provide leadership in the identification, evaluation, and dissemination of evidence-based instructional practices, strategies, and resources for deaf and hard of hearing students with disabilities through a national collaborative project with schools and programs.

  • Objective 1: Using established criteria, the Clerc Center will select at least five evidence-based instructional strategies, curricula, and/or materials for deaf and hard of hearing students with disabilities from schools and programs and prepare for dissemination by 2011.
  • Objective 2: The Clerc Center will disseminate the selected evidence-based instructional strategies, curricula, and/or materials for deaf and hard of hearing students with disabilities through publications, media, and training by 2012.

Goal Three: The Clerc Center will identify and disseminate resources to ensure that all deaf and hard of hearing children and their families have early and ongoing access to information that supports the development of linguistic competence.

  • Objective 1: Using research to inform practice, the Clerc Center will identify and disseminate evidence-based strategies for early intervention service delivery by 2012.
  • Objective 2: Using established criteria, the Clerc Center will identify at least five resources for service providers and five resources for families that support the development of linguistic competence for deaf and hard of hearing students from birth through 21 years of age by 2011.
  • Objective 3: The Clerc Center will disseminate the selected resources for service providers and families that support the development of linguistic competence for deaf and hard of hearing students from birth through 21 years of age through publications, media, and training by 2012.