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7 Ways to Ensure Reliable Universal Screening Data

Schools across the country are already starting to open their doors. Not long after the first bell rings, testing begins. There is much debate surrounding the quantity and administration of testing in public schools, particularly when it comes to state-mandated testing. Though these tests are not always well-received, test scores can affect the reputation of a school, its administration, and its teachers. As a result, much attention is given to these tests before, during, and after test administration.

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Reading Assessment

Effective Reading Instruction

By: Rachel Brown, Ph.D., NCSP A recent radio news story on National Public Radio addressed the question “why aren’t kids being taught to read?” This story reviewed available research about effective reading instruction and then pointed out that such research…
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Benchmark Goals for Student Success

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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Avoiding Overtesting

By: Rachel Brown, Ph.D., NCSP Testing is a fact of life in schools. Tests provide a way for teachers to know how students are doing and if the desired learning outcomes were met. For many years, the tests given in…

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Top 10 Help Desk Questions and Answers

By: Todd Sundboom: FastBridge Director of Customer Success The FastBridge Learning customer support team gets many calls, emails, and chat questions each day. We have organized the most frequent of these into a “top 10” list with answers from the Help…

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FAST™ Lab Status

By: Rachel Brown, Ph.D., NCSP A unique feature of the FastBridge Learning system is that new tools are first published in “Lab” status before their final versions are made available for regular use. FastBridge Learning co-founders, Dr. Zoheb Borbora and…

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Social-Emotional Behavior Screening with FastBridge

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 include focused attention on the…

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