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Reviewing Annual School and District Data

  • June 8, 2018

By: Jessie Kember, Ph.D. End of the year school-wide data can provide educators with insights regarding trends, allowing for reflection while also informing future decisions that benefit the outcomes of all students. Within a problem-solving framework, the final step, plan…

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Comparing Screening and PM Data

  • May 25, 2018

By: Jessie Kember, Ph.D. Collecting screening data on three to four occasions throughout the school year, in addition to more frequent progress monitoring, allows educators to evaluate growth that those students involved in intervention have made throughout the school year…

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What if a Student Does Not Respond to Intervention?

  • May 11, 2018

By: Rachel Brown, Ph.D., NCSP Many, if not most, efforts to improve student learning outcomes will result in measurable improvements in student performance. Nonetheless, in some cases, a student will not make the growth desired or expected. When this happens, the…

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Using Spring Screening Data to Plan Fall Instruction

  • April 30, 2018

By: Rachel Brown, Ph.D., NCSP Universal screening has become a common practice in many schools. This screening involves having all of the students in each grade complete the same assessment. Traditional approaches to universal screening have typically included conducting the assessments…

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Tier 1 Core Writing Instruction

  • April 19, 2018

By: Rachel Brown, Ph.D., NCSP Of the three major basic academic subject areas (e.g., reading, math, and writing), writing is often neglected in discussions of core instruction. This is partly due to some overlap between reading and writing instruction when it…

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District and School-Level Group Growth Reports

  • April 9, 2018

By: Rachel Brown, Ph.D., NCSP As a follow up to the last blog about using aggregate data to understand school or district progress toward implementing an MTSS, this one will take a look at the FastBridge Learning® district- and school-level Group…

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Group Screening Reports

Planning for Spring Screening

  • March 22, 2018

By: Jessie Kember, Ph.D., NCSP Screening is the administration of a reading, math, or behavioral assessment for the purpose of identifying students who may benefit from additional instructional support or intervention. Screening information can also help educators determine appropriate resource allocation…

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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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