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Last Update:8/2/2018
Contact:Dr. Howie Knoff
Address:49 Woodberry Road
Little Rock, AR 72212
County:Out of state
Phone:(501) 312-1484
Toll Free:
Fax:(501) 312-1493
Building Strong Schools to Strengthen Student Outcomes.
Program Description
The award-winning Project ACHIEVE is a comprehensive, evidence-based school improvement program that helps schools to increase student engagement and academic outcomes, to decrease disciplinary referrals to the Principal's office and school suspension/expulsions, to strengthen students' self-management skills and positive school and classroom climates, and to provide comprehensive, multi-tiered services and supports to academically-struggling students and students exhibiting social, emotional, and behavioral challenges.

We especially focus on school turn-around for schools designated by their State Departments of Education as Focus or Priority schools relative to school improvement. As noted, we specialize in school discipline, classroom management, the functional assessment of behavior (FBA), and strategic or intensive (Tier II and III) interventions for students who exhibit social, emotional, or behavioral challenges. Related work occurs in the area of addressing disproportionality relative office discipline referrals and suspensions/expulsions, and improving special education services and supports for students with disabilities.

Project ACHIEVE's seven components include:
  • Comprehensive Strategic and School Improvement Planning and Implementation
  • Effective Classroom Instruction, Teacher Support, and Professional Development
  • Academic Achievement for ALL Students, including those with disabilities and challenging learning histories
  • Positive Behavior Support Systems, Discipline Behavior Management, Safe Schools (PBIS)
  • Functional Assessment and Response-to-Intervention
  • Parent and Community Outreach and
  • Involvement Evaluation and Accountability
Project ACHIEVE services are provided to states, districts, schools, and individual students. We have worked in thousands of schools or districts nationwide over the last 30 years, and have a number of Multi-tiered Response-to-Intervention, Positive Behavioral Support, and Social Skills resources available on our website.

We also provide expert witness services at the due process and state/federal court levels--having testified in numerous federal courts cases across the country.
Funding for Project ACHIEVE comes from many federal sources (e.g., School Improvement Grant, Title 1/ESEA, IDEA/Part B, Safe/Drug-Free Schools and Communities, Elementary/Secondary Counseling grant, School Climate Transformation grant); as well as state and foundation grant (e.g., MetLife) sources. We partner with districts and schools to help them successfully write these grants, and we have a proven track record--having secured over $23 million in external grants since 1990.
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