SWIFT’s approach to transforming schools builds on the latest research in education and implementation science, and our research team investigates the outcomes of our school interventions so we can continually refine our frameworks. See below for some Research to Practice Briefs and a list of SWIFT peer-reviewed publications to stay up-to-date on the latest research.
State-wide Social and Emotional Learning Embedded within Equity-based MTSS: Impact on Student Academic Outcomes
Research & Journal Articles
McCart, A., Kelly, W. & Sailor, W. (2023). Build equity, join justice.: A paradigm for school belonging. Norton.
Choi, J. H., McCart, A. B., Miller, D. H., & Sailor, W. (2022). Issues in statewide scale up of a Multi-Tiered System of Support. Journal of School Leadership, 32(5), 514-536. https://doi.org/10.1177/10526846211067650
Sailor, W., Skrtic, T. M., Cohn, M., & Olmstead, C. (2021). Preparing teacher educators for statewide scale-up of Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS). Teacher Education and Special Education, 44(1), 24–41. https://doi.org/10.1177/0888406420938035
McCart, A., & Miller, D. (2020). Leading equity-based MTSS for all students. Corwin.
Choi, J. H., McCart, A. B., & Sailor, W. (2020). Reshaping educational systems to realize the promise of inclusive education. FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 6(1), 8-23. https://doi.org/10.32865/fire202061179
Choi, J. H., McCart, A. B., & Sailor, W. (2020). Achievement of students with IEPs and associated relationships with an inclusive MTSS framework. The Journal of Special Education, 54(3), 157-168. https://doi.org/10.1177/0022466919897408
Choi, J. H., McCart, A. B., Hicks, T. A., & Sailor, W. (2019). An analysis of mediating effects of school leadership on MTSS implementation. The Journal of Special Education, 53(1), 15-27. https://doi.org/10.1177/0022466918804815
Kurth, J. A. (2018). Introduction to the special topic issue on the impact of SWIFT technical assistance. Inclusion, 6(1), 1-2. https://doi.org/10.1352/2326-6988-6.1.1
Sailor, W., McCart, A. B., & Choi, J. H. (2018). Reconceptualizing inclusive education through Multi-Tiered System of Support. Inclusion, 6(1), 2-18. https://doi.org/10.1352/2326-6988-6.1.3
Kurth, J. A., Morningstar, M. E., Hicks, T. A., & Templin, J. (2018). Exploring the relationship between school transformation and inclusion: A Bayesian multilevel longitudinal analysis. Inclusion, 6(1), 19-32. https://doi.org/10.1352/2326-6988-6.1.19
Kozleski, E. B., & Choi, J. H. (2018). Leadership for equity and inclusivity in schools: The cultural work of inclusive schools. Inclusion, 6(1), 33-44. https://doi.org/10.1352/2326-6988-6.1.33
Schuh, M. C., Knackstedt, K. M., Cornett, J., Choi, J. H., Pollitt, D. T., & Satter, A. L. (2018). All means all: Connecting federal education policy and local implementation practice through evidence and equity. Inclusion, 6(1), 45-59. https://doi.org/10.1352/2326-6988-6.1.45
Gross, J. M. S., Choi, J. H., & Francis, G. L. (2018). Perceptions of family engagement and support in SWIFT schools. Inclusion, 6(1), 60-74. https://doi.org/10.1352/2326-6988-6.1.60
Sailor, W., Satter, A., Woods, K., McLeskey, J., & Waldron, N. (2017). School improvement through inclusive education. Oxford Bibliographies in Education. New York: Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/obo/9780199756810-0191
Sailor, W. (2017). Equity as a basis for inclusive educational systems change. Australasian Journal of Special Education, 41(1), 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1017/jse.2016.12
Francis, G.L., Blue-Banning, M., Turnbull, A.P., Hill, C., Haines, S.J., & Gross, J.M. (2016). Culture in inclusive schools: Parental perspectives on trusting family-professional partnerships. Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 51(3), 281–293. http://www.jstor.org/stable/24827524
Francis, G. L., Gross, J. M. S., Blue-Banning, M., Haines, S., & Turnbull, A. P. (2016). Principals and parents achieving optimal outcomes: Lessons learned from six American schools implementing inclusive practices. Revista Latinoamericana de Inclusión Educativa, 10(1), 61-77.
Choi, J. H., Meisenheimer, J. M., McCart, A. B., & Sailor, W. (2017). Improving learning for all students through equity-based inclusive reform practices: Effectiveness of a fully integrated schoolwide model on student reading and math achievement. Remedial and Special Education, 38(1), 28-41. https://doi.org/10.1177/0741932516644054
Artiles, A. J., & Kozleski, E. B. (2016). Inclusive education’s promises and trajectories: Critical notes about future research on a venerable idea. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 24(43), 1-24. https://doi.org/10.14507/epaa.24.1919
Algozzine, B., Morsbach Sweeney, H., Choi, J. H.,Horner, R., Sailor, W., McCart, A. B., Satter, A., & Lane, K. L. (2016). Development and preliminary technical adequacy of the Schoolwide Integrated Framework for Transformation Fidelity of Implementation Tool. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 35(3), 302-322. https://doi.org/10.1177/0734282915626303
Gross, J. M. S., Haines, S. J., Hill, C., Francis, G. L., Blue-Banning, M., & Turnbull, A. P. (2015). Strong school–community partnerships in inclusive schools are “part of the fabric of the school.…we count on them.” School Community Journal, 25(2), 9-34.
Shogren, K., McCart, A., Lyon, K., & Sailor, W. (2015). All means all: Building knowledge for inclusive schoolwide transformation. Research & Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 40(3), 173-191. https://doi.org/10.1177/1540796915586191
Haines, S.J., Gross, J. M. S., Blue-Banning, M., Francis, G. L., & Turnbull, A. P. (2015). Fostering family–school and community–school partnerships in inclusive schools. Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 40(3), 227–239. https://doi.org/10.1177/1540796915594141
Kozleski, E.B., Yu, T., Satter, A. L., Francis, G. L., & Haines, S. J. (2015). A Never Ending Journey: Inclusive education is a principle of practice, not an end game. Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 40(3), 211–226. https://doi.org/10.1177/1540796915600717
Kurth, J., Lyon, K., & Shogren, K. (2015). Supporting students with severe disabilities in inclusive schools: A descriptive account from schools implementing inclusive practices. Research & Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 40(4), 261-274. https://doi.org/10.1177/1540796915594160
Morningstar, M. E., Shogren, K. A., Lee, H., & Born, K. (2015). Preliminary lessons about supporting participation and learning in inclusive classrooms. Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 40(3), 192-210. https://doi.org/10.1177/1540796915594158
Shogren, K., Gross, J., Forber-Pratt, A., Francis, G., Satter, A., Blue-Banning, M., & Hill, C. (2015). The perspectives of students with and without disabilities on inclusive schools. Research & Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 40(4), 242-260. https://doi.org/10.1177/1540796915583493
Sailor, W. (2015). Advances in schoolwide inclusive school reform. Remedial and Special Education, 36(2), 94-99. https://doi.org/10.1177/0741932514555021
McCart, A. B., Sailor, W. S., Bezdek, J. M., & Satter, A. L. (2014). A framework for inclusive educational delivery systems. Inclusion, 2(4), 252-264. https://doi.org/10.1352/2326-6988-2.4.252
Sailor, W., & McCart, A. (2014). Stars in alignment. Research & Practices for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 39(1), 55-64. https://doi.org/10.1177/1540796914534622