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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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Avoiding Overtesting

Avoiding Overtesting

  • March 23, 2017

By: Rachel Brown, Ph.D., NCSP Testing is a fact of life in schools. Tests provide a way for teachers to know how students are doing and if the desired learning outcomes were met. For many years, the tests given in…

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Top 10 Help Desk Questions And Answers

Top 10 Help Desk Questions and Answers

  • March 16, 2017

By: Todd Sundboom: FastBridge Director of Customer Success The FastBridge Learning customer support team gets many calls, emails, and chat questions each day. We have organized the most frequent of these into a “top 10” list with answers from the Help…

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FAST™ Lab Status

FAST™ Lab Status

  • February 23, 2017

By: Rachel Brown, Ph.D., NCSP A unique feature of the FastBridge Learning system is that new tools are first published in “Lab” status before their final versions are made available for regular use. FastBridge Learning co-founders, Dr. Zoheb Borbora and…

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Behavior Screening With FAST™

Behavior Screening with FAST™

  • January 19, 2017

By: Rachel Brown, Ph.D., NCSP Student success is the result of many factors, including positive home and school environments, effective instruction, and regular feedback on performance. For many years, schools have focused on supporting students’ academic success and recent efforts…

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Universal Screening Reminders For Winter Benchmarking

Universal Screening Reminders for Winter Benchmarking

  • January 5, 2017

By: Rachel Brown, Ph.D., NCSP FastBridge Learning recommends that all students complete universal benchmark screening assessments one or more times per year. For elementary students we recommend screening 3 times per year in the fall, winter, and spring; some middle…

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The Importance Of Read Alouds

The Importance of Read Alouds

  • December 21, 2016

By: Alexis Kiburis, Psy.D., NCSP Reading aloud to children is one of the most fundamental activities that parents and teachers can do to promote foundational literacy skills. Read alouds can be a fun, engaging way to make text come alive…

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