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Key FastBridge Tools For School Leaders

Key FastBridge Tools for School Leaders

  • June 20, 2017

By: Barbara Scierka, Ph.D., Math Service Coordinator and Wendy Stuttgen, Ed.S., Literacy Service Coordinator at St. Criox River Education District In this era of data-driven instruction, school leaders are called upon to integrate many types of information about student performance.…

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Summer Resources For Student Learning

Summer Resources for Student Learning

  • June 2, 2017

By: Rachel Brown, Ph.D., NCSP Although not all parents (and students) will want information about summer learning resources, some will. It is typical for students in elementary grades to lose some of the skills they developed in the prior school year…

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Sharing Student Data With Parents

Sharing Student Data with Parents

  • May 30, 2017

By: Rachel Brown, Ph.D., NCSP As the school year winds down, teachers will be working on final “report cards” about their students’ progress. FastBridge Learning has two reports that can be helpful for teachers as they complete the final report…

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FastBridge Report Updates

FastBridge Report Updates

  • May 19, 2017

By: Rachel Brown, Ph.D., NCSP In May 2017 FastBridge released enhancements to the Group Screening Report and the Group Growth Report. These changes are designed to make the reports easier for users to understand. The enhancements included improved color coding,…

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End Of School Year Reminders

End of School Year Reminders

  • May 12, 2017

By: Rachel Brown, Ph.D., NCSP As the school year winds down, it is important to plan for how your school will save certain FastBridge Assessment records for future use. Such future use can include students attending summer school who will…

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Understanding Student Growth Data

Understanding Student Growth Data

  • May 4, 2017

By: Rachel Brown, Ph.D., NCSP Recently, FastBridge Learning updated the Group Growth Report to include more information about how much growth students have made during a school year. This topic is often important as the school year winds down in…

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Understanding Norms

Understanding Norms

  • May 1, 2017

By: Rachel Brown, Ph.D., NCSP For an assessment to be helpful, it needs a basis for comparison. This is true whether the assessment is school-based or related to other aspects of life. For example, health care providers routinely measure blood…

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Benchmark Goals For Student Success

Benchmark Goals for Student Success

  • April 21, 2017

By: Rachel Brown, Ph.D., NCSP In order to know if a student is making progress toward specific learning goals, comparison with some type of standard or benchmark of success is needed. The term benchmark is widely used in education to…

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