Welcome to the Long Island Regional page for the S³TAIR Project
Clearinghouse of Effective Practices in Special Education
Under the Validated Practices
link, you will find practices that have been identified, evaluated,
and validated under the S³TAIR Project validation model. These
practices have been found to improve outcomes for students with disabilities
in their respective schools and districts.
Please contact Harold J. Dean, Administrative Coordinator for Best
Practices and Research, Eastern Suffolk BOCES, for information on any
of these practices or with questions regarding the S³TAIR Project,
including how your school can nominate a practice.
State Personnel Development Grants (SPDG) are awarded by the United
States Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs
to improve outcomes for students with disabilities. Each state's grant
is designed to address specific needs identified by the state, resulting
in a wide range of projects and activities.
New York's project is designed to improve outcomes for students with
disabilities by helping educators increase skills in literacy, positive
behavior intervention, and special education instruction. Through the
S3TAIR Project, districts and schools that have effective, evidence
based practices in these areas will mentor schools in need of assistance
or intervention as they implement similar practices. The Long Island
regional contract was awarded to Eastern Suffolk BOCES.
The S³TAIR Project, New York's IDEA State Personnel Development
Grant, is based on the premises that:
- Many schools and districts in New York State are providing evidence
based effective practices resulting in success for students with disabilities,
- These schools' and districts' experiences in implementing and maintaining
effective practices can help other schools and districts attempting
to improve outcomes for students with disabilities.
You are invited to explore the site to find out more about the Long
Island Region Validated Effective Practice Schools. For more information
about the statewide project, its staff, specific regions, and to discover
all of the Validated Effective Practices across New York State, please