Magazine article National Association of School Psychologists. Communique

Resource for RTI and MTSS

Magazine article National Association of School Psychologists. Communique

Resource for RTI and MTSS

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Resource for RTI and MTSS CURRICULUM BASED ASSESSMENT FOR INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN: USING DATA TO INDIVIDUALIZE INSTRUCTION By M. Burns. & D. P. Parker 2014, Guilford Press

REVIEWED BY AMY D. JOYNT

School psychologists play a critical role in developing and maintaining response to intervention (RTI) or multitiered systems of support (MTSS). In our evolving roles, we encounter students with academic difficulties and are seen as experts in using sound data to determine a student's skill level and make intervention recommendations to help close the achievement gap.

Drs. Burns and Parker have written this book to offer useful and practical approaches to using data to drive instruction and intervention. They offer the reader more than 20 years of research findings and experience, with the goal of translating research into practice. They provide the reader with easy to use ways to conduct curriculum based assessment for instructional design (CBA-IA), defined as a powerful instructional tool used to identify specific skill deficits in an effort to create interventions directed toward these skills. The chapters are designed to flow from why use CBAIA, to what is CBA-IA, and finally to how to use CBA-IA assessment tools and intervention guidelines for reading, mathematics, and early writing. …

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