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RTI in Action:  Using Data for Student Placement
Response to Intervention
RTI in Action: Using Data for Student Placement
April 22, 2016 at 7:46 pm 1
This is the hypothetical Harris Middle School’s first year of implementing RTI. They want to make sure they do it right, so the leadership team has decided to do a soft launch with just 6th grade Literacy. They’ve collected their beginning of the year data, and now they are ready to begin placing their students. […]
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RTI in Action: Collecting Meaningful Data
Data, Response to Intervention
RTI in Action: Collecting Meaningful Data
April 16, 2016 at 3:49 am 0
  Whether you are starting from scratch or restructuring your current RTI program, a lot of the planning tends to happen in the beginning of the school year. It can be messy, with a lot of moving pieces. But it can be done, and it can lead to great outcomes for students like Janiah. Let […]
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Making Sense of RTI
Response to Intervention
Making Sense of RTI
March 29, 2016 at 5:17 pm 11
When I first began teaching, RTI meant nothing beyond some variation of this pyramid of tiers: My good friend and veteran teacher said that after all these years, RTI just means one inevitable RTI session in the beginning of the year, and a binder full of dense teacher forms that collects dust on the shelf […]
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Accelerated Reader
How to Find Out if Your Students Did Their Reading Homework in 5 “Clicks”
January 3, 2016 at 4:33 am 0
If you’re a teacher of any subject, of any grade level, you’ve heard the administrator rallying cry: “Show me the data!” Some variations that I’ve also heard: “Where’s your data?” “What does the data show?” “How can we get data on this?” “Data data data data data?!”   This is well meaning, but is so […]
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Accelerated Reader
New! A Comprehension Quiz for Every Book in Your Library
December 17, 2015 at 6:44 pm 0
The toughest part of being a good reading teacher, with a vibrant independent reading period and a wide-ranging library, is knowing all the books. Even if you’ve efficiently organized your library around series and reading ladders, it’s not really possible to have read all of the books in your library and remember them well enough […]
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