University of Iowa

Data-Based Decision Making

Content related to literacy instructional/assessment decisions based on data.

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Successfully Using Small Group Instruction Tip #3

By:  
Jessica Sidler Folsom, Ph.D.
Deborah K. Reed, Ph.D.

Posted on: August 9, 2016
When implementing small group literacy instruction, know your resources and how to pick the best one for each student to enhance his or her learning.

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Successfully Using Small Group Instruction Tip #2

By:  
Jessica Sidler Folsom, Ph.D.
Deborah K. Reed, Ph.D.

Posted on: August 2, 2016
One of the biggest challenges to using small group instruction is figuring out what to do with the rest of the students when they are not meeting with the teacher.

Instructional Decisions Aligned to Screening Data

By:  
Deborah K. Reed, Ph.D.

Posted on: February 22, 2016
Universal screening data for students can help drive literacy instruction decisions to improve reading proficiency, and can also guide families in their reading at home.

Universal Screening

By:  
Deborah K. Reed, Ph.D.

Posted on: January 6, 2016
An overview of universal screening for reading difficulties. What do assessments tell you? Why are all students tested? What are the differences between assessments? Includes info on FAST-CBM and FAST aReading.