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How to Explain MTSS to Almost Anyone

February 06, 2020
This article was written by Jamie Harris, co-founder of eduCLIMBER and Product Manager at Illuminate Education, Inc.  It was originally published on the Illuminate Education blog.
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I Know My Students! Why Do I Need to Conduct Winter Screening?

January 30, 2020
Universal screening, also known as "benchmarking in schools," has become a common practice in the U.S. These screening periods provide important information for teachers at...
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Best Practices for Sharing Benchmark Screening Results with Families

January 23, 2020
One topic that often comes up at this time of year relates to universal screening, sometimes called benchmark, screening results. Some of the most common questions revolve around...
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Winter Screening Scores Are In: Now What?

January 22, 2020
As January comes to a close most schools have completed winter screening, which means the data are ready to interpret. But what makes the interpretation of winter screening scores...
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Ask the Experts December Webinar: Wednesday, December 4, 2019

November 20, 2019
Better Together: Data-Driven Instruction Powered by Illuminate When FastBridge Learning joined the Illuminate Education family in June 2019, it brought together pioneers in...
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Now and Later: Using Formative and Summative Assessments to Keep Track of Students’ Learning Needs

October 30, 2019
Educators often ask me the right way to assess student learning and growth.  Unfortunately, as with most complex questions, the correct answer is, “it depends.”  The answer...
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10 Persistent Progress Monitoring Myths Debunked

October 23, 2019
Progress monitoring is a widespread practice in K12 schools across the country and for good reason! By collecting frequent data about a student’s progress toward a specific...
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8 Common Questions About Norms and Benchmarks

October 16, 2019
Earlier today, I was driving 60 miles an hour. Was that too fast? Too slow? That depends on the speed limit, but without having something to compare my speed to, it’s impossible...
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Best Practices for Identifying the Needs of English Learners

October 11, 2019
As we begin another school year, it is important to consider how to best use FAST data to support our English Learners (ELs). The number of ELs continues to grow, with groups...
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Expert Tips for Creating a Schoolwide Reading Improvement Model

October 03, 2019
Since earning her Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Amherst in 2002, Judy Loughlin has made a career as a consultant to districts and schools seeking to improve...
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