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FastBridge Tools And Special Education

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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Releasing Students From Intervention

Releasing Students from Intervention

  • November 9, 2017

By: Rachel Brown, Ph.D., NCSP As the school year moves forward and we approach the middle of the academic year, there will be some students who have made enough progress from intervention that they are ready to be “released” and…

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Reorganizing Progress Monitoring Groups

Reorganizing Progress Monitoring Groups

  • November 6, 2017

By: Jessie Kember, Ph.D. Progress monitoring occurs after universal screening within a multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) framework (Tiers 2 and 3). Progress monitoring involves the frequent assessment (i.e., weekly or bi-weekly) of those students identified through universal screening as…

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Changing Interventions

Changing Interventions

  • October 26, 2017

By: Rachel Brown, Ph.D., NCSP After interventions have been in place for a few weeks, it is important to review student progress and determine whether the intervention is working. A prior blog provided information about how to interpret progress data. This…

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Interpreting Progress Monitoring Data

Interpreting Progress Monitoring Data

  • October 19, 2017

By: Holly Windram, Ph.D.., NCSP Introduction At this point in the school year, interventions have been happening for about 4-6 weeks and progress monitoring data have been collected per the intervention plan or per IEP goals. School staff are ready…

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Conducting Progress Monitoring

Conducting Progress Monitoring

  • October 13, 2017

By: Nicole M. McKevett, MA, NCSP Progress monitoring is defined as the frequent assessment of students who are participating in supplemental intervention. It can inform whether the addition of the intervention is helping the student to achieve the intervention goal.…

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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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Using Data To Group Students

Using Data to Group Students

  • September 26, 2017

By: Nicole M. McKevett, MA, NCSP Many teachers meet the wide range of learning needs of their students through flexible grouping. These groups may accommodate different skill levels, readiness, behavioral needs, and interests. The data from various FastBridge assessments can help…

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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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What Is Screening?

What is Screening?

  • September 7, 2017

By: Jessie Kember, Ph.D. Screening involves the assessment of important student skills or abilities in reading, math, or behavior for the purpose of identifying those students who might benefit from additional instructional or behavioral support as well as predicting which…

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