Addressing the Needs of Struggling Readers (Webinars)


Webcast Video: Using RTI data for effective decision-making


Jan Hasbrouck, Ph.D., discusses the importance of collecting data, especially in a Response to Intervention (RTI) framework. She explains how to use reading assessments effectively and efficiently, and how to use the data to inform decisions about student instruction.

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Topics in This Webcast
  • RTI as a framework for intervention:
    - Definition of RTI
    - RTI core concepts
    - The multi-tiered RTI model
  • Benchmark/screening assessments ("How are you doing?")
    - Purpose of benchmark assessments (identifies students who may need intervention)
    - Using statistical analysis to derive a range of oral reading fluency norms
  • Diagnostic assessments ("Let's see what's going on?")
    - Purpose of diagnostic assessments (targets specific skills (e.g., phonemic awareness, phonics & decoding, fluency)
    - Using the results from diagnostic assessments to plan instruction/intervention ("This is what we can do.")
    - A checklist for considering diagnostic data
  • Progress monitoring ("How are things going?")
    - Which progress monitoring tools and methods should be used for Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3
    - A checklist for considering progress-monitoring data

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