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Planning For Winter Screening

Planning for Winter Screening

  • November 30, 2017

By: Holly Windram, PhD As we approach the middle of the school year, tier 2 and tier 3 intervention delivery and progress monitoring are in place with at least 1-2 data review meetings having occurred. It’s not too soon to…

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FastBridge Tools And Special Education

FastBridge Tools and Special Education

  • November 20, 2017

By: Rachel Brown, Ph.D., NCSP Special education is a unique and important feature of U.S. public education. Although some states implemented special education programs before 1975, it was the passage of PL 94-142, the Education of All Handicapped Children Act,…

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Releasing Students From Intervention

Releasing Students from Intervention

  • November 9, 2017

By: Rachel Brown, Ph.D., NCSP As the school year moves forward and we approach the middle of the academic year, there will be some students who have made enough progress from intervention that they are ready to be “released” and…

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Reorganizing Progress Monitoring Groups

Reorganizing Progress Monitoring Groups

  • November 6, 2017

By: Jessie Kember, Ph.D. Progress monitoring occurs after universal screening within a multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) framework (Tiers 2 and 3). Progress monitoring involves the frequent assessment (i.e., weekly or bi-weekly) of those students identified through universal screening as…

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Goal Setting

Goal Setting

  • October 5, 2017

By: Jessie Kember, Ph.D. You have finally finished universal screening with all students. So… now what? What do you do with the scores? What next steps do you need to take? Goal setting is an important step within a multi-tiered…

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Sharing Screening Data With Families

Sharing Screening Data with Families

  • September 15, 2017

By: Holly Windram, Ph.D. There’s no question of the value of engaging families in their child’s learning at school (Henderson & Mapp, 2002). Sharing data is an effective strategy that schools and districts can use to engage families and communities…

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What Is Screening?

What is Screening?

  • September 7, 2017

By: Jessie Kember, Ph.D. Screening involves the assessment of important student skills or abilities in reading, math, or behavior for the purpose of identifying those students who might benefit from additional instructional or behavioral support as well as predicting which…

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FASTreading And FASTmath

FASTreading and FASTmath

  • August 14, 2017

By: Jessie Kember, Ph.D. FastBridge Learning offers two assessment tools designed to help teachers select and use the most appropriate reading and math screening assessments for their individual students within a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) framework. With the goal of…

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Try Something New

Try Something New

  • July 27, 2017

By: Rachel Brown, Ph.D., NCSP As the new school year approaches, teachers are preparing to return to classrooms and students are enjoying the last days of summer. Each school year brings the opportunity to learn new things, for students and teachers…

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