Quality Programs for Students with Visual Impairments invites you to explore the possibilities for expanding educational horizons with our proven, data-based process.
Do you participate in the QPVI process? If so, contact us today about utilizing our new wiki page format for staff training.
UPDATE: The Essential Assessments Rubric is now available online, including the full content rubric. We are excited to be using this new tool. Please contact us if you are interested in learning more about the Rubric. It is absolutely fabulous... many thanks to Karen, Mary Ann, Julie, and Jennifer for their hard work over three years time to pull this together and to Jordan Abernathy for making this beautiful finished product. Learn more here.
Have you used QPVI's Implementation Site Page for your site? Learn more here.
Do you know how to customize your staff portfolio? If not, QPVI has a video tutorial to explain how. Learn more here.
WHAT IS QPVI?:
QPVI stands for "Quality Programs for Students with Visual Impairments". We promote issues of quality in educational programs for students who are blind or visually impaired, including students with multiple disabilities and deaf-blindness. Learn more here.
Briefly, QPVI is a process for accountability and continuous improvement in public and special school programs that is staff-driven, collaborative, and guided by a specially trained outside facilitator. Since its inception, as a process for public schools in Texas, its use was expanded first to other states, then to schools for the blind, or special schools, and then to college coursework for teachers in training.
QPVI reaches a variety of audiences for a variety of reasons:
- For teachers of students with visual impairments, whether in a public school or a special school, there should be enough descriptive information here to enable you to consider whether QPVI might be an approach to benefit your program and students.
- For administrators, especially those directly responsible for supervising VI programs, the site provides information comparing QPVI with other program improvement options and how to get started.
- For teachers-in-training, QPVI offers a systematic way to approach and learn some of the basic but critical knowledge that forms the foundation of effective practice in this field.
- For parents, QPVI can serve as a starting place for a conversation with your child's teacher or administrator around topics of quality as it relates to student programming and outcomes.
- And, for students, well.... all our interest and energy is aimed at improving outcomes for students... that is our bottom line.
QPVI.com uses "implementation sites" to catalog forms and documents used by V.I. professionals and various sites and schools. The documents developed (as sites complete the various activities of the Self-Study) will be available to other sites as examples. These are included on each site's implementation page.
If you have any difficulty using QPVI.com, please feel free to contact us:
For technical support concerning our website, or to report a bug, please click here.
For content support, or if you need assistance with any of QPVI's various implementation methods, please click here.
If you are not yet involved in the QPVI Process, or for more information about implementing QPVI at your school or site, please click here.
Thanks to all of you for whom "quality" is a non-negotiable value. If you're looking for a systematic approach to insuring quality service to students that is collaborative and staff-driven, this is a good place to start.
If you have not yet heard about the publication of the first QPVI related article in JVIB, you can find it here. The article, written with co-author Karen Blankenship, is entitled: “”Program Accountability for Students Who Are Visually Impaired”. It’s in the Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, Volume 102, Number 2. If you have a subscription, it is free.