High Quality Core Instruction
HSSD Universal Principles for Mathematics
High-quality instruction (curriculum, instruction and assessment) is:
MATH EXPRESSIONS K-6 DIGITAL RESOURCE
Universal Math Screening
Universal screening refers to the process of administering assessment to all students to determine which students are making progress toward grade level benchmarks and which learners we may need to take a closer look for ensuring a pathway to success. Furthermore, this data is also used as a first step to find students who continually exceed district expectations.
The goal of using screening measures is a first step to identifying the strengths and needs of all our learners.
Assessment Proficiency Scores & Targeted/Selected Cut Scores
Jenkins and Johnson (2009) provides criteria to select screening measures and they outlined steps for developing a screening process.
Jenkins, J.R. & Johnson, E. (2009). Universal screening for reading. Why and how we should do this. RtI Action Network. Click to access original post.
HSSD Intervention Principles for Mathematics
Committing to high quality core universal instruction helps evaluate our approach to interventions and additional challenges. Before interventions for small groups or individual students are implemented, there should be data from multiple sources that indicate that high quality instruction is happening for learners at the universal level.
For learners whose screening data indicate they are either likely to not meet benchmarks or are likely to exceed benchmarks in a particular instructional area, educators use data in a collaborative process to determine appropriate interventions or additional challenges, which are matched to a student’s particular areas of strength and need. Within this process, the intensity of intervention or additional challenge is also determined. Students continue to access core curriculum, instruction, and assessment in addition to these small group or individual interventions or additional challenges.
Math Intervention Menu Links
Math Calculation : ability to solve problems involving all four operations
Math Reasoning: ability to generalize and apply math skills to solve problems.