Rubric for Identifying Authentic Direct Instruction Programs is co-authored by the founder of Direct Instruction, Zig Engelmann, and educational consultant Geoff Colvin. It articulates and illustrates most of the major principles followed in the development of Direct Instruction programs.
This information is useful for the following reasons:
- It permits a critic to look at material and judge whether it is true Direct Instruction or some form of imitation that does not adhere to the full set of axioms that characterize true DI.
- It shows the level of detail associated with what students are told, how they are tested, what kind of practice is provided, and how the material is reviewed and expanded from one lesson to the next.
Authors: Siegfried Engelmann and Geoff Colvin