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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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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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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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How FastBridge Learning Supports a Multi-Tiered System of Supports

  • April 21, 2016

By: Yvette Arañas Many schools and districts have implemented a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS, formally known as Response to Intervention), which involves data-based problem solving to guide decisions for instruction and interventions. MTSS provides evidence-based practices to help students…

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