Project MAX

Maximizing Access and Learning

The Pennsylvania Department of Education has been awarded a five year State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG) funded by the federal Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). Project MAX focuses on building the capacity of Pennsylvania schools and intermediate units (IU) to provide students with complex instructional needs with maximum access to and learning of grade level, general education curriculum and Pennsylvania standards.

Project MAX looks to optimize practice in the following areas: Leadership; Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment; Least Restrictive Environment; Individual Student Supports; Family and Community Involvement; and Collaboration and Problem Solving. To achieve this, Project MAX provides:

  • Formalized teaming processes to support systems change
  • Monthly Professional Development
  • Coaching
  • Data-Driven Decision Making
  • Standards-Aligned Instruction

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