This helpful guide outlines direct, clear, and practical strategies for simultaneously implementing DI and RTI. Included are in-class assessment strategies, sample lessons, and troubleshooting tips.
Chapter 5: Tier 1—Assessment
The essence of data is 50% about providing answers and 50% about prompting new questions. If we only look at data to answer questions, we have missed half of its function.
What Types of Assessment Results Do We Examine?
In Tier 1, assessment data are examined in many ways. The data paint the picture, tell the story, and create the plans for the future. They also prompt new questions and ideas. The examination of data in Tier 1 is no less detailed than in other tiers. It is the perspective that is different. At Tier 1, data are viewed through a wider lens. At this stage, questions and investigations involve the whole school, the whole grade level, and the whole class. This wide-angle lens ...