FastBridge Research Foundations

By: Rachel Brown, Ph.D., NCSP FastBridge Learning staff are often asked what is the research base for our assessments. This is an easy question to answer because there are many peer-reviewed published articles that document the strong research foundations for all FastBridge tools. Before FastBridge Learning makes any assessment available, substantial research has been conducted[…]

FastBridge Learning Knowledge Base

By: Rachel Brown, Ph.D., NCSP FastBridge Learning offers many tools to assist educators in using a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) to foster success by all students. There are tools for screening and progress monitoring reading, math, and behavior. To help users learn about and use the FastBridge Learning tools effectively, we offer a searchable Knowledge[…]

FAST™ Feature Focus: The Screening to Intervention (s2i) Report

By: Rachel Brown, Ph.D., NCSP During the 2016–17 school year, FastBridge Learning has updated a number of the reports available in FAST™. A new report, in Lab phase this year, is the Screening to Intervention (s2i) Report. This report is unique in that it provides teachers with detailed guidance about what interventions a student is[…]

Conducting Social-Emotional Behavior Screenings at School: An Ecological Systems Perspective

By: Katie Eklund, Ph.D. and Stephen Kilgus, Ph.D. School Psychology Program, University of Missouri Although many schools commonly systematically screen students for academic concerns, social-emotional and behavioral screening measures are less frequently used. Yet, there are many benefits to implementing systematic social-emotional and behavioral screening. Measures such as the Social, Academic, and Emotional Behavior Risk Screener-Teacher[…]

Behavior Screening with FAST™

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 include focused attention on the nature of instruction as well as assessments of student performance.[…]

Setting Realistic but Ambitious Goals When Progress Monitoring

By: Seth Aldrich, Ph.D. There are several ways of setting goals for students when progress monitoring, one of the essential components in a multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS). The ways in which goals are set should be aligned with the questions they address. For example, if our goal (question) is “Can we get the student[…]