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Core Component 3: Assessments and Data

The selected Web resources provide information needed to implement data collection and analysis that integrate the tools needed for RtII interventions and MTSS maintenance.

The Web sites selected provides resources needed to implement RtI2 and MTSS assessments, such as universal screening, diagnostics, progress monitoring, formative assessments, and to provide quality control feedback.

  1. Academic Progress Monitoring Tools Chart  External link opens in new window or tab.   
    Presents expert panel reviews for math, reading, and language arts progress monitoring assessments, which are defined as repeated measurements of academic performance for the purpose of helping schools individualize instructional programs for students in grades K-12 who have intensive instructional needs. National Center on Intensive Intervention at American Institutes for Research.

  2. California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) External link opens in new window or tab.
    Provides current information and resources about California's new statewide student assessment system established January 1, 2014, including links to the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, practice tests, test dates, and scoring information. California Department of Education.

  3. Curriculum Based Measurement Warehouse: Reading, Math, and Other Academic Assessments External link opens in new window or tab.
    Provides links to online curriculum-based measures (CBMs) for many subjects, including maze reading passages, and manuals on how to use CBMs, graph the results, and interpret the findings.

  4. Digital Library of Formative Assessment Tools
    Provides teachers with an online clearinghouse of classroom-based, formative assessment strategies and practices aligned with CCSS. (2014) Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium.

  5. Distinguishing Between Tier 2 and Tier 3 Instruction in Order to Support Implementation of RTI External link opens in new window or tab.
    Presents the differences between Tier 2 and Tier 3 supplemental support in MTSS. The differences are described across (a) organizational factors, including time and group size, (b) assessment factors, including the level of problem analysis and frequency of progress monitoring, and (c) instructional factors as related to assessment results.

  6. Early Warning Systems External link opens in new window or tab.
    Provides Web-based tools and implementation support for middle school and high school personnel to gather and use information to support students who are at risk of academic failure and/or dropping out with both school-wide strategies and targeted interventions. (2011) National High School Center.

  7. Making Decisions About Adequate Progress in Tier 2 External link opens in new window or tab.
    Discusses identification of students not progressing adequately in Tier 2 and assists implementers in making informed decisions about selecting assessments and interventions. Provides specific tests and next-step suggestions. (2009) RTI Action Network.

  8. Measuring Student Engagement in Upper Elementary through High School: A Description of 21 Instruments External link opens in new window or tab.   
    Provides surveys that address key causes of low achievement at the secondary level – student boredom, social distractions, and high dropout rates – so that problem-solving teams have data for over-coming barriers to learning.

  9. Monitoring Student Progress for Behavioral Interventions External link opens in new window or tab.
    Provides training resources on methods available for behavioral progress monitoring and using progress monitoring data to make decisions about behavioral interventions. National Center on Intensive Intervention.

  10. National Center on Student Progress Monitoring External link opens in new window or tab.
    Provides extensive resources, such as downloadable articles, PowerPoint presentations, FAQs, and reviews about student progress monitoring, Curriculum-Based Measurement, and data-based decision making. The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) will continue to maintain the Web site beyond the contract ending in 2013.

  11. Performance assessment re-emerging in schools External link opens in new window or tab.
    Provides information on how performance assessments are part of current data assessment systems as the Common Core Sate Standards are being implemented across the nation. Ross Brenneman of Education Week, March 4, 2014; reprinted by the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education.

  12. Problem-Attic External link opens in new window or tab.
    Provides 90,000 of screened questions from released International and State Assessments, Academic Competitions, etc. Searchable by topic or exam, items can be formatted for various needs and platforms, graded if not open-ended, and results displayed. (2013) EducAide Software.

  13. Progress Monitoring External link opens in new window or tab.
    Home Web page for all of the National Research Center’s multiple resources on progress monitoring, including briefs, tools, modules and PowerPoints on the topics such as  implementation strategies, quality tools, reading, math, secondary, and English Language learners. Center on Response to Intervention at American Institutes for Research (AIR).

  14. Progress Monitoring Tools Chart External link opens in new window or tab.
    Presents vetted information about academic progress monitoring tools in an interactive chart, including reliability and validity data. (NCII at AIR)

  15. Progress Monitoring Within a Response-to-Intervention Model External link opens in new window or tab.
    Provides information to assist educators make informed decisions when selecting and interpreting progress-monitoring measures. RTI Action Network.

  16. Research Assessment Package for Schools (RAPS) External link opens in new window or tab.
    Provides tools for implementing an integrated assessment system. Includes three kinds of surveys to assess student engagement, beliefs about self, and experiences of interpersonal support from parents and teachers to provide diagnostic information on populations of students, evaluate school improvement interventions that seek to increase student engagement, monitor changes in engagement, and account for other important dimensions of learning over time.

  17. RTI for English Language Learners: Appropriately Using Screening and Progress Monitoring Tools to Improve Instructional Outcomes External link opens in new window or tab.
    Provides a framework for using RTI with students who are English Learners from Hispanic backgrounds. Center on Response to Intervention at American Institutes for Research.

  18. School Success Profile (SSP) External link opens in new window or tab.
    Provides data on key aspects of secondary students’ success - insight into how students perceive themselves and their environments and an understanding of the assets and risks for individuals and sub-groups of students. The survey tool provides data that allows school teams to confront specific challenges their students are facing in their homes, neighborhoods, and schools.

  19. School-Wide Screening External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)
    Provides a resource section listing screening tools for identifying students who need extra support in reading. Additional sections: Definition and Features, Structures, Roles, and Responsibilities, Methods and Procedures, Essential Task List for School-Wide Screening, Standards for Judging High-quality School-Wide Screening. (2006) National Research Center on Learning Disabilities.

  20. Screening Tools Chart External link opens in new window or tab.
    Includes detailed reviews for math, reading, vocabulary, phonics, oral reading, and language arts screening assessments. It is intended to be used as a consumer report. (2011) National Center for Response to Intervention at AIR.
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