State Personnel Development Grant

What We Do

The State Personnel Development Grant works with districts and education service cooperatives to support Response to Intervention (RTI) implementation and maximize all students’ literacy and behavioral outcomes, especially students with disabilities.The SPDG directly supports and builds upon the RTI Arkansas initiative, which is a multi-component, general education model designed to support students academically and behaviorally.

Who We Are 

The SPDG is a five-year grant awarded from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs. The SPDG partners with

  • The American Institute of Research to provide RTI support and resources 
  • Arkansas State University’s Center for Community Engagement (CCE) to provide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports professional development and technical assistance
  • The Parent Training and Information Center to provide parents with an understanding of RTI and their role in supporting their child

The SPDG staff is available to offer technical assistance via phone and email. This consultation service is free of charge. The SPDG website and the RTI Arkansas website offers RTI information, fidelity of implementation tools, and links to information about positive behavioral interventions and supports. 


For more information, please contact:

Crystal Bethea
State Personnel Development Grant Director
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
1401 W. Capitol Ave. Suite #425
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-319-7091
 
Becky McIver
State Systemic Improvement Plan Coordinator
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
1401 W. Capitol Ave. Suite #450
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-682-4222