Informational/Technical Assistance Websites
- www.studentprogress.org is sponsored by OSEP through the National Center on Student Progress Monitoring. The site is a national technical assistance and dissemination center for implementation of evidence-based student progress monitoring. Under the “Tools” section, there is a list of eight available tools for progress monitoring that were reviewed by a Technical Review Committee in regards to cost, implementation, and support from the vendor.
- www.progressmonitoring.net is sponsored by the Research Institute on Progress Monitoring (RIPM) at the University of Minnesota in collaboration with Iowa State University. The site provides an overview of progress monitoring, specifically curriculum-based measurement, and includes an interview with Stanley Deno. The purpose of the RIPM is to conduct research on curriculum-based measurement and other related aspects of progress monitoring.
- www.education.umn.edu/nceo is sponsored by the National Center on Educational Outcomes at the University of Minnesota. The site is a national resource center for building and designing educational assessment and accountability systems for monitoring results for all students.
- www.osepideasthatwork.org is sponsored by the Office of Special Education Programs. The site provides a toolkit on teaching and assessing students with disabilities including a compilation of current information that will move states forward in improving results for students with disabilities.
- www.nasdse.org is sponsored by the National Directors of State Directors of Special Education. Under the “Projects” link, is the RTI Project with resources for policy consideration and implementation schoolwide.
- www.state.ia.us/educate/ is sponsored by the state of Iowa’s department of education. The training manual for implementation of Iowa’s RTI model, called the Professional Development Model, can be found by clicking on Education Quality under P-12 Education and then on “professional development for student achievement.”
- www.interventioncentral.com was developed by school psychologist, Jim Wright, and provides a plethora of educational resources for both academics and behavior. Under the “CBM Warehouse” link there are several resources for implementing a progress monitoring system, specifically curriculum-based measurement, including training materials on implementation, CBM probes, research norms for setting student goals, and graphing formats.
- www.aimsweb.com is a comprehensive formative assessment system using curriculum-based measurement in reading, early literacy, early numeracy, math, spelling, and written expression. AIMSWEB provides a total package that uses a RTI format for universal screening and ongoing progress monitoring.
- www.texasreading.org provides information on scientifically-based reading research, research-related information on Vaughn’s 3Tier Model of RTI, and materials for all grade levels in the area of reading/language arts.
- www.readingrockets.org is a national multimedia project offering information and resources on how young children learn to read. The site is comprised of PBS TV programs (video and DVD), and online services sponsored by WETA.
- www.voyagerlearning.com provides a reading intervention and curriculum system that uses the Vital Indicators of Progress (VIP), a measurement tool equivalent to DIBELS.
- http://dibels.uoregon.edu is the official site of the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) system. DIBELS is a student progress monitoring system that includes a set of standardized, individually administered measures of early literacy development.
- www.ldonline.org is a comprehensive site on learning disabilities. It provides accurate and up to date information including research articles, columns, children’s work, resources for parents and teachers, and forums on current issues.
- www.readnaturally.com provides a wealth of information and resources on reading fluency. Developed by a teacher in Minneapolis, the strategies presented focus on teacher modeling, repeated reading, and self-monitoring.
- http://oregonreadingfirst.uoregon.edu is not only the Reading First website, but also a comprehensive site for resources in the area of reading.