This 15 hour/PDPs professional development course unpacks the process of progress monitoring and provides educators with practical instructional strategies for selecting appropriate progress monitoring tools, interpreting student growth, and adjusting their instruction accordingly. The course is designed to support practitioners who are working with students reading below grade level or benchmark in elementary and middle school. These faculty may be delivering instruction in Tier 2, 3, or through Special Education.
Module 2 and 3: Asynchronous
Module 5: Asynchronous
At the conclusion of the course participants will be able to:
- Describe progress monitoring and the role it plays in a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) model and overall reading achievement.
- Differentiate between the types of progress monitoring tools such as summative and criterion-based measures.
- Select the tool that will best measure targeted areas of growth, including skill building in reading accuracy, fluency and comprehension.
- Employ DIBELS 8th assessments as progress monitoring tools.
- Use benchmark data to project meaningful and attainable growth through the use of aimlines.
- Interpret students’ growth rate and adjust instruction using high leverage practices.
- Become familiar with guidance on referral to special education based on recommendations from the Massachusetts Dyslexia Guidelines.