Thanks to everyone who came out to the workshop session yesterday! Our workshop focused several aspects of rate of improvement including (a) how we arrived at the conclusion that rate of improvement is a meaningful statistic that can be used as part of data-based decision-making, and a need to be consistent with how to calculate, graph, and interpret rate of improvement. It was a great opportunity for us to work with practitioners and educators interested in the topic of student growth in relation to eligibility decision-making. While a presentation that incorporates technology, especially the variability between software versions can be daunting, we seemed to get through the workshop in a way that reached everyone. However, if you have lingering questions, feel free to email us! We will be posting the latest PowerPoint to the Downloads section of the site this weekend. We appreciate feedback, comments, and questions! We are hoping to be invited to present again at next year’s convention in Seattle, WA!
After a successful set of workshops at the 2011 Annual Convention for the National Association of School Psychologists, we were just notified that we are invited back to conduct a workshop during next year’s convention to be held in Philadelphia, PA in February!
Participants will be able to choose one or both workshops. The morning session will be an introductory workshop for SLD identification using RTI by Dr. Joe Kovaleski. The second workshop is for advanced applications of calculating and interpreting rate of improvement by Caitlin Flinn and Andy McCrea (bring your laptops for this one it’s a hands on experience).
We are excited that the conference will be local for us! Visit www.nasponline.org for forthcoming registration information.