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Inclusive Academic Instruction

Inclusive Academic Instruction utilizes schoolwide approaches to promote student learning and high achievement for all students. Schools use multi-tiered instructional strategies, differentiation, Universal Design for Learning, and flexible grouping to support instruction all students, including those with the most extensive support needs. Academic and behavior supports are integrated within one multi-tiered system of support.


This film focuses on how inclusive academic instruction provides a variety of instructional and assessment options that meet every student’s needs and promote learning.


  • Discussion Guide: Inclusive Academic Instruction

    Use this discussion guide along with the SWIFT in 60 video to talk with school stakeholders about what inclusive academic instruction could look like at your school.

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  • Introduction to Inclusive Academic Instruction

    Use this PowerPoint to introduce the SWIFT feature: Inclusive Academic Instruction. The PowerPoint provides guidance on why the feature is essential for inclusive school reform. It also introduces implementation steps and examples.

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  • Steps to Get You Started: Inclusive Academic Instruction

    Your school can take specific action steps to develop inclusive academic instruction.

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