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Reviewing Core Instruction: Math

  • March 15, 2018

By: Rachel Brown, Ph.D., NCSP Last week’s blog discussed the importance of core reading instruction. This one will do the same for math. Effective reading instruction has received a great deal of attention from educators in recent decades. More recently, effective…

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Intensive Intervention

  • February 23, 2018

By: Rachel Brown, Ph.D., NCSP When provided with evidence-based Tier 1 core instruction, most students will make effective school progress. Some will not, and these students benefit from intervention that is provided in addition to core instruction. In most tiered…

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Plan Development

  • February 12, 2018

By: Rachel Brown, Ph.D., NCSP This week’s blog focuses on the Plan Development step in the problem-solving model. This step is the third one in the problem-solving model: Problem identification Problem analysis Plan development Plan implementation Plan evaluation Plan development…

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Problem Analysis

  • February 1, 2018

By: Jessie Kember, Ph.D., NCSP This blog is a continuation of the previous topic explored: problem identification. While the first blog of this series examined the first step in the problem-solving process (problem identification), the purpose of this blog is…

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Problem Identification

  • January 18, 2018

By: Jessie Kember, Ph.D., NCSP Educators can use problem identification to seek solutions to resolve problems in the school environment that occur at the district, school, class, and individual level. Problem identification is part of the scientific method, as it…

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Using Data to Group Students

  • September 26, 2017

By: Nicole M. McKevett, MA, NCSP Many teachers meet the wide range of learning needs of their students through flexible grouping. These groups may accommodate different skill levels, readiness, behavioral needs, and interests. The data from various FastBridge assessments can help…

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Getting Started with FastBridge: Tips for New Users

  • August 4, 2017

By: Rachel Brown, Ph.D., NCSP This blog is designed for new FastBridge Learning customers who are wondering where to begin. FastBridge publishes a number of different assessments including those known as the Formative Assessment System for Teachers  (FAST™). The FAST™…

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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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