Files and Templates
Weeks to Close The Gap
Revised 4/11/2014 We have expectations or we know what is typical. We set goals to close the gap. Sometimes we know that we are closing the gap, but how long will it be before the gap is actually closed? This tool was developed to help you to determine how many additional weeks it will take to close the gap. Enter data for the typical or expected scores in the first and last week you plan to test the target student. Enter the number of weeks in one year, then enter the baseline and goal data for the target student. The file will graph the data and provide you with a brief narrative explaining how many additional weeks it will take to close the gap, and how many more weeks it will take than what has been recorded.
Progress Monitor with confidence
Revised 6/09Now enter the week number instead of the actual date, after all who is counting the number of words gained per day?. This file provides a mechanism for evaluating the status of a series of interventions based on the consistency of the pattern of data around the trend line for a given intervention. It is flexible, in that it allows for as many as 100 interventions to be coded in a single data sheet. Response to Intervention: Tools like this are necessary to provide a scientific defense for special education decision-making in an RTI framework. This is an attempt to overcome the three data point rule, using confidence intervals to determine whether a pattern of performance is sufficient to warrant a decision, or if additional data are required. Confidence intervals around the slope are drawn and the status of the intervention is evaluated with a stoplight. Note. No effort to correct for autocorrelation is made. Note. Reporting Date Error Fixed 4.8.10
Charting Repeated Readings
Repeated Reading is a research based strategy for increasing the automaticity with which a students reads connected text. This strategy is appropriate for students who have mastery of the strategies necessary to read text at a given level, but still struggle to read fluently and accurately. This chart is set up to monitor progress for up to 11 weeks including both "hot" and "cold" reads.
Diagnostic Test of Word Attack Skills
REVISED 3/2008 The Diagnostic Test of Word Attack Skills is a test / tool for use in assessment, and prioritization of teaching word attack skills.
Problem Identification and Survey Level Assessment data templates
Use this excel template to determine the existence of a problem (i.e., obtained score is different from typical scores for peers) and to determine the correct level of instruction for a student (when compared to peer norms). This template is a tool to graph data, without peer comparison it is not useful for much.
This excel worksheet will take data input from universal screening and benchmarking and make a single box plot. (additional features include the ability to plot an individual student over the box, as well as class averages).