Reading Intervention Year End Data Analysis

So, we get it…we’re totally weird….but we absolutely LOVE data tracking and data analysis. Not joking. Part of the reason we love data:

Data Tracking & Data Analysis allow us to see how far our students have come and where they need to go.

Your data is your road map, your GPS, for literacy intervention. One of the best things we can do before rolling into summer is to get a good look at how our students are performing overall. This data will be invaluable to parents, summer tutors (hey are you considering starting up a summer side hustle?!…if not you should…click here to learn about our Summer Side Hustle School), and/or next year’s intervention team or teacher.

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Making Centers a Part of Your Literacy Routine

I love to provide literacy based centers that reinforce the learning that took place during the small group time. Students rotate through a series of centers where they can work independently (or with a partner at times) to further engage with literacy experiences. 

 If you look at our Suggested Literacy Block schedule, you will note that SMARTER Intervention lends itself nicely to this type of classroom system. 

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Kelly HooverComment
The 3 Most Common Mistakes in Data Tracking

So data tracking is one of those necessary evils for all interventionists, special educators, speech language pathologists…we all can commiserate together.

But it’s one of those things that is just absolutely critical to determine whether or not students are growing and making progress in their intervention setting. We see students who are struggling and have gaps and we need to make sure those gaps are in fact closing.

So on top of all the other things we are managing in our intervention setting, from behavior management, to lesson introduction and skill targeting, we need to be tracking and monitoring data during our sessions.

So here are the three biggest mistakes we often see when supporting special education teams and interventionists…and no judgement here because we’ve #beenthere

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Corey PollardComment
This is Why Your Lessons Aren't Sticking

One of the most “eye-opening” moments for me in intervention, was when I had a student come in and ask, “what are the other kinds of letters besides vowels and consonants?” I didn’t understand. He asked again and when I explained that those were the only two kinds of letters, he was AMAZED. I had never thought to explain this to him before because I assumed he knew that there were no other types of letters.

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Mikayla Storey Comment