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Behavior Screening with FAST™

  • January 19, 2017

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…

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Universal Screening Reminders for Winter Benchmarking

  • January 5, 2017

By: Rachel Brown, Ph.D., NCSP FastBridge Learning recommends that all students complete universal benchmark screening assessments one or more times per year. For elementary students we recommend screening 3 times per year in the fall, winter, and spring; some middle…

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Considerations for Operating Data-Analysis Teams

  • December 16, 2016

Joseph F. Kovaleski, D.Ed., NCSP Indiana University of Pennsylvania   In the last 10 years, much has been written about using a multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) to organize schools to promote academic proficiency, mental health, and appropriate behavior (e.g.,…

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Peer Tutoring as Part of an MTSS

  • December 8, 2016

By: Rachel Brown, Ph.D., NCSP One of the challenges to providing individualized instruction and feedback to all students is the reality that in every classroom there is usually only one teacher and many students. Although instructional practices such as rotating…

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Tiers 2 and 3: What is the Difference?

  • November 3, 2016

By: Rachel Brown, Ph.D., NCSP As the use of a multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) has become more widespread in schools, terms such as tiers, benchmarks, universal instruction, as well as strategic and intensive intervention have become familiar to many…

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Your core isn't broken!

  • October 20, 2016

By: Sarah Brown, Ph.D. Have you ever had food poisoning? If you have, you can attest that it is an unpleasant experience, to say the least. On the other hand, more often than you have food poisoning, you likely have…

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Is Catch-Up Growth Possible?

  • October 13, 2016

By: Rachel Brown, Ph.D., NCSP Consider this scenario: Molly is a fourth grade student but reads at a first grade level. Her teacher knows that her reading skills are much weaker than her classmates because the school conducts tri-annual universal screenings…

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Using FAST as Part of an MTSS

  • September 22, 2016

By: Rachel Brown, Ph.D., NCSP Recent efforts to support all students have resulted in schools working to create systems that differentiate instruction in relation to each student’s unique need. These efforts have been referred to as Response to Intervention (RTI),…

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What is Evidence-Based Instruction?

  • August 22, 2016

By: Rachel Brown, Ph.D., NCSP The term “evidence-based” has become very popular in schools and other professional service settings. For example, physicians and dentists now often refer to the importance of evidence-based practices. Since the passage of the 2001 revision…

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