Sandy A. Schmitz, Ph.D.

Sandy Schmitz
Iowa Department of Education

Recent Blog Posts

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The Importance of Fidelity When Implementing Reading Interventions

Effective implementation of a literacy initiative that includes interventions calls on teachers to do so as intended, with high fidelity.
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Maintain Focus and Commitment with an Improvement Plan: The PROPeL Initiative

Create an improvement plan and follow it to student success when implementing a literacy initiative.
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Delivering the Message About Literacy Improvement Efforts: the PROPeL Initiative

Positive, student-focused messaging about a literacy initiative delivered to potential audiences via various mediums can gain support for the initiative from important stakeholders.