Dear readers back in September I posted about a new initiative I am implementing at an elementary school. We implemeted a Response to Intervenion (RTI) Model for reading k-5th grade. Universal screening data using DIBELS oral reading fluency identified the school as having only 50% of the populatipn at benchmark for their particular grade level for September. Since then, we have been doing monthly progress monitoring CBAs and the October data showed an increased from 50% to 68% of students performing at benchmark. November data shows and increase from 68% to 74%. In terms of special education referrals, there has only been 1 up to now. As you can see this is a very exciting time for the school and for me as the researcher. The December benchmarking is coming!! I will post then.
Claudia is a Full Professor of Education and Chair of the Education Program at Lasell University. Claudia is a researcher, consultant, and teacher educator committed to addressing the needs of bilingual students who are learning English and have a disability.