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Collaborative Decision Making (CDM) provides a frame-work for educators, parents, students and community representatives to solve problems and support student achievement and success. It is a proactive approach that emphasizes early intervention, evidence-based practices, collaborative teaming, and ongoing progress monitoring.  CDM fosters best practices in adult and student learning, collaboration, and problem solving to achieve the desired results.


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Success Stories

 "Justin," 4th grader with ADHD:  Justin had difficulty paying attention in class, which interfered with his ability to complete his work and be successful. Around the time that his teacher referred his case to CDM, Justin was diagnosed by his pediatrician as having Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)...read more.

 "Evan," a military kindergartener with behavior problems

Evan's mother was stationed in Texas, but had been deployed for some time, and left him in the care of his grandfather. Evan had solid academic skills but struggled socially and frequent behavioral outbursts distanced him from his peers...read more.

 "David," a 2nd grade Hispanic student struggling to read

David transferred to Manor View in the first marking period. His previous school noted that they were planning to test him for Special Ed due to difficulty with reading, but the previous school could not produce any data to support their decision, so his new teacher opted to try CDM...read more.

 "Brian," a FARMS student failing 7th grade: Brian was failing the 7th grade with an overall GPA of 0.875. His home life was unstable and he lacked resources in his home to support his learning. Although he was a bright student, he appeared unmotivated and distractible, often "acting up" when assigned work in class...read more.

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