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School and District-Level Goal Setting

  • June 15, 2018

By: Rachel Brown, Ph.D., NCSP Last week’s blog provided guidance about which FastBridge® reports teams can use to review student outcomes from the current school year and plan for next year. In addition, school and district-level teams can set specific student…

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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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Reviewing Core Instruction for Behavior Skills

  • May 18, 2018

By: Rachel Brown, Ph.D., NCSP Most teachers understand their role in teaching academic content as the central mission of their jobs. Traditionally, schools were expected to teach the three “Rs” of reading, (w)riting, and ‘rithmatic. In recent years, many schools have…

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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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Understanding Your Spring Screening Data

  • May 4, 2018

By: Jessie Kember, Ph.D. While fall and winter screening data allow educators to identify and organize groups of students for progress monitoring while receiving intervention, spring screening data can serve additional purposes. For example, spring screening data can be used…

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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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Examining Group Data to Evaluate an MTSS

  • April 2, 2018

By:Rachel Brown, Ph.D., NCSP Recently Dr. Jose Castillo presented a webinar about the importance of reviewing school and district multi-tier system of supports (MTSS) practices using group data. Such data can provide indicators of whether student improvement goals have been…

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