With guidelines for developing action plans, this resource provides a step-by-step approach to implementing Response to Intervention as a powerful schoolwide improvement process.

Selecting and Implementing Ongoing Assessment

Selecting and implementing ongoing assessment

In this era of standards-based, high-stakes assessments, improving student achievement is central to most school mission statements across the nation. Schmoker (1999) asserts that an emphasis on results is essential for schools to show educational improvement, and when schools improve, students reap lifelong benefits. To truly improve achievement, educators must focus on desired results, set clear and obtainable goals, and discuss progress on these goals throughout the learning process. As educators discuss progress, they must use the data to inform, and possibly change, teaching methods. Education for all students will be improved as educators focus on appropriate assessments that yield viable results and strive to obtain the conditions that promote success.

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