Some of you are on your second round of students and are compiling (or have already compiled) a picture of your students’ progress. In our meetings onsite, many of you have mentioned how you or other teachers have noticed a change in behaviours (increased engagement, some motivation, increased focus and on-task behaviours, and a belief in the “I can do this” ).
Even though you have the RPI as a measure of pre/post, this is only one measure and only related to Fast Forword itself. Using other measures will provide you with a more well rounded picture of the student. If a student is more than 2 years below reading level, there should be a WJ-III (you have access to both A and B forms). (*See your district LSS Support teacher if you don’t have it.) But there are also the informal assessments used at each school site. Each measurement tool is designed for a specific purpose so it is important to understand what information is provided and what each subtest can tell you. Please use the same measure for both pre and post so you have a value that you can compare.
Consider loading your information into a spreadsheet, which will put all your evidence in one place. This allows you to create graphs from the data (everyone likes a good picture). In GETTING STARTED, there is an excel spreadsheet template for your use. Angela Harrison at Cascade has also offered MSWord docs (table 1, table 2) that you may wish to use. The T:shared drive may be a great place to hold this information so it can be shared with staff.