Here are some of the highlights of what was gleaned at our Interventions learning session (January 18, 2011):
- Prior to an intervention process, assess the situation: direct observation of student (what is s/he doing with each element of the exercise); review Progress Tracker; make a plan to intervene
- Condensed Report provides a snapshot of the students journey – not every flag is a real flag. Watch specifically for those percentages that are in the odd number range and especially those who end in 7 (indicates repeat of a processing level).
- Participation Report – look for 3-5% gain. Plateaus can easily be seen here.
- Minutes and Trials (viewed from Participation Report) – may give you an indication of what to target. Get a trials/minute – if plateau, it may be the student is too quick on mouse (…aah the click happy person!). Draw the student’s attention and action down to 5-10 trials/minute. (Consider doing 20-in-a-row.)
Any thoughts on this or does this bring up more questions? I know I have more questions than answers. I’d be interested in your comments/ideas.