Welcome to the National Institute for Direct Instruction
The National Institute for Direct Instruction (NIFDI) is the world's foremost Direct Instruction (DI) support provider. This website provides information and resources for administrators, teachers, and parents to help them maximize student achievement through DI. The website also contains information on DI's extensive and broad research base, including a searchable database of more than one hundred article summaries.
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Direct Instruction (DI) programs are based on over 40 years of research on how children learn and the most effective ways to teach. Studies involving DI curricula and its implementation have been conducted with a wide variety of populations, in different settings and within all subject areas related to the programs. As such, the volume of research on DI is expansive. The National Institute for Direct Instruction (NIFDI) makes this extensive research base more accessible to educators and researchers through a free online searchable database of over 200 entries.
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On Friday, Tony Abbott visited the Aurukun campus of the Cape York Aboriginal Australian Academy in western Cape York to see the impressive results the school is achieving through Direct Instruction (DI) with support from the National Institute for Direct Instruction (NIFDI). Mr. Abbott was at the school, along with a group of senior business leaders, volunteering for a “working bee” – a sweat equity project that targeted improving the school library. But, this wasn’t the only appeal to visiting Aurukun. Abbott had the chance to see what he describes as a “transformed school” from his visit just three years earlier where DI has delivered “staggering results”.
Read more about Tony Abbott’s visit to Cape York and Aurukun’s impressive transformation through Direct Instruction:
Austrlian Financial Review (August 13, 2012)
(Article available with subscription to Australian Financial Review only.)
Leading a local learning revolution (Click title to left for printable PDF)
The Sydney Morning Herald (August 13, 2012)
Remote school shifts gears for brighter future (Click title to left for printable PDF)
theage.com.au (August 11, 2012)
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How to Ensure Success
Do you know how to ensure that your school's DI implementation is successful?
The services and implementation materials provided by the National Institute for Direct Instruction (NIFDI) provide schools and districts with a strong basis for implementing the comprehensive Direct Instruction (DI) model successfully with all children. However, a successful implementation requires much more than the services NIFDI provides. What a school does with the services makes the biggest difference.
Find Research on DI
- More than 200 studies featured
- Search by year, author, subject area or type of study
- Access convenient content summaries
- Request full-text articles from NIFDI's Research Department