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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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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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FastBridge Report Updates

FastBridge Report Updates

  • May 19, 2017

By: Rachel Brown, Ph.D., NCSP In May 2017 FastBridge released enhancements to the Group Screening Report and the Group Growth Report. These changes are designed to make the reports easier for users to understand. The enhancements included improved color coding,…

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Understanding Student Growth Data

Understanding Student Growth Data

  • May 4, 2017

By: Rachel Brown, Ph.D., NCSP Recently, FastBridge Learning updated the Group Growth Report to include more information about how much growth students have made during a school year. This topic is often important as the school year winds down in…

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Understanding Norms

Understanding Norms

  • May 1, 2017

By: Rachel Brown, Ph.D., NCSP For an assessment to be helpful, it needs a basis for comparison. This is true whether the assessment is school-based or related to other aspects of life. For example, health care providers routinely measure blood…

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Benchmark Goals For Student Success

Benchmark Goals for Student Success

  • April 21, 2017

By: Rachel Brown, Ph.D., NCSP In order to know if a student is making progress toward specific learning goals, comparison with some type of standard or benchmark of success is needed. The term benchmark is widely used in education to…

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Benchmarks, Norms, And Expected Student Growth

Benchmarks, Norms, and Expected Student Growth

  • September 1, 2016

By: Kirsten W. Newell, PsyS, NCSP Many teachers are in the process of conducting fall universal screening with all students in their class. Universal screening involves having all of the students in each grade complete assessments showing their current proficiency…

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