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How Do School Principals Influence Student Achievement?

November 26, 2018
Over the last few decades, more research studies have examined the effects of school and district leadership practices on student achievement (DuFour & Eaker, 1998; Marzano,...
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The S2i Report: From Data Collection to Interpretation and Implementation

November 14, 2018
Educators do a great job of collecting student learning data. But how can they make sure the data is correctly interpreted and then translated into effective instruction? And how...
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Cracking the Reading Code with Phonics Instruction

November 09, 2018
Learning how to read is not an automatic process. Although the human brain is wired to easily learn how to talk, it is not wired for the automatic ability to read and write...
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Rethinking the "F" Word in Education: Treatment Fidelity

October 31, 2018
Let's talk for a moment about an unpopular topic: treatment fidelity. For those not familiar, treatment fidelity is the term used for the correct implementation of instruction and...
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How to Select the Right Progress Measures for Mathematics

October 25, 2018
A few weeks back we covered part 1 of how to select the right progress measures for reading. Just like with reading, effective math intervention requires using the right...
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The (Overlooked) Relationship Between Progress Monitoring and IEP Goals

October 18, 2018
We've talked before about the benefits of implementing progress monitoring. The most notable of which, is that tiered supports are designed to be a way of meeting all students’...
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FastBridge Ranks No. 2 Among Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the Twin Cities

October 12, 2018
We're thrilled to share the news that yesterday FastBridge was ranked No. 2 out of 50 companies by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal at its Fast 50 Awards reception! 
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Top 10 Progress Monitoring Myths Debunked

October 11, 2018
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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How to Select the Right Progress Measures for Reading

September 28, 2018
Progress monitoring is an important way that teachers can learn whether interventions provided to help students catch up are working. However, in order for progress data to be...
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A New Way to Monitor Student Progress: The FAST Projection Line™

September 25, 2018
One of the essential features of a multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) is monitoring the progress of students participating in interventions. Progress data serve an important...
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