On October 5, 2010, the ESU #11 RtI Team hosted a workshop entitled “RtI Data 101.” This workshop was designed to assist teachers and administrators in analyzing their universal screener data and using that data to drive instruction. During the course of the afternoon, the RtI Team demonstrated how to read and interpret DIBELS and AIMSweb data, and discussed which reports on each of these sites provides the most useful information to classroom teachers.
The Team then introduced the Hasbrouck-Tindal Table of Oral Reading Fluency Norms. Schools will use this table to draw conclusions and make decisions about the oral reading fluency of their students. The Team then shared the importance of giving a diagnostic assessment to students who are identified as being “at risk.” The CORE Phonics Survey is one such assessment that can be used to plan instruction for students in the primary grades and to develop instructional groups.
At the conclusion of the day, the team mentioned the importance of teaching sight words and shared a variety of assessment tools that are available to assist in this process.