Illinois Character Education Positive Supports (ICEPS)
A consortium of three Illinois LEA’s in the northern, central, and Chicago sections of the state in collaboration with the Illinois State Technical Assistance Center (ISTAC), and the CSEIT are implementing a four-year federally funded Partnership in Character Education. This Partnership three tiered prevention for supporting character education for high schools and academic support.
ICEPS is a highly structured, three-tier, data-based decision making model which seeks to address many concerns within the high school setting in concert.
Components of the model include:
- Three-tiered academic (Universal, Secondary, and Tertiary) support, for both professional and student populations, including scientifically research based academic practices, such as universal screening as well as targeted professional development as indicated by staff needs in conjunction with data-based decision making. In conjunction with supported student academic growth, professional staff with also receive significant curriculum support through the use of Curriculum Based Measurement (CBM) and implementation of the Universal Design for Learning methodology.
- Three-tiered behavioral support (Universal, Secondary, and Tertiary), through scientifically based research practices, including collaboration with the Illinois PBIS Network
- Character Education in those areas which are inherent to a successful school environment, such as attendance, responsibility for learning, and executive functioning skills.
- Local School Leadership practices, including alignment of intent and perception and development of a shared vision which addresses current practices and future needs.
If you have any questions regarding the ICEPS project, please contact the Project Coordinators.
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