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FastBridge® System Enhancements for the 2018-2019 School Year

  • June 29, 2018

By: Rachel Brown, Ph.D., NCSP and Mike Moffitt In July 2018 FastBridge Learning® will release updates to its online system. These updates will provide both enhancements for current tools and additional resources for users. The enhancements focus on making FAST™ assessments easier…

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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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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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Plan Evaluation

  • March 1, 2018

By: Jessie Kember, Ph,D., NCSP This blog is a continuation of previous blogs exploring the problem-solving process. The purpose of this blog is to dive deeper into the fifth and final step of the problem-solving process: plan evaluation. In addition,…

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Intensive Intervention

  • February 23, 2018

By: Rachel Brown, Ph.D., NCSP When provided with evidence-based Tier 1 core instruction, most students will make effective school progress. Some will not, and these students benefit from intervention that is provided in addition to core instruction. In most tiered…

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Plan Implementation

  • February 16, 2018

By: Rachel Brown, Ph.D., NCSP Plan implementation is the fourth step in the problem-solving model: Problem identification Problem analysis Plan development Plan implementation Plan evaluation This step involves providing the selected intervention with integrity for the student(s) who need support.…

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Plan Development

  • February 12, 2018

By: Rachel Brown, Ph.D., NCSP This week’s blog focuses on the Plan Development step in the problem-solving model. This step is the third one in the problem-solving model: Problem identification Problem analysis Plan development Plan implementation Plan evaluation Plan development…

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Reviewing Problem Solving

  • January 12, 2018

By: Rachel Brown, Ph.D., NCSP Problem solving is a cornerstone of the FastBridge Learning® system and the FAST™ assessments. This model dates from work by Dr. Stan Deno of the University of Minnesota. Deno and colleagues pioneered efforts to develop…

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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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