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Classroom Performance


Educators as­sume an active role in students’ assessment in the general education curriculum. This feature emphasizes the important role of the classroom staff in choosing and peri­odically completing student assessments of academics and behavior/social skills rather than relying on end-of-the-year achievement tests (e.g., state or nationally d [..]
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Fidelity Measures


While the interventions are designed, implemented, and assessed for their learner effectiveness, data on the fidel­ity of instruction is gathered. Fidelity measures assess whether the instructional methods and curriculum were used consistently and as they were intended. Staff mem­bers other than the classroom teacher have an important role in com [..]
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Validity


An indication that an assessment tool consistently measures what it is intended to measure.
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Universal Screening


School staff conducts universal screening of aca­demics and behavior. This feature focuses on spe­cific criteria for judging the learning and achieve­ment of all students, not only in academics but also in related behaviors (e.g., class attendance, tardiness, truancy, suspensions and disciplinary actions). Those criteria are applied in determini [..]
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Universal/Core Instruction


Tier I is highly effective, evidence-based core or universal instruction, provided to all students in the general education classroom. General education teachers must implement evidence-based programs with fidelity for both academic and behavior instruction. About eighty percent of students will succeed at this level of instruction with little or n [..]
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Underachievement


The development of a significant gap between a student's potential ability and demonstrated achievement to a degree that there is an overall diminished ability to achieve at the expected level of ability.
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Twice-Exceptional Learners

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Trend Line


A trend line is a line on a graph that represents a line of best fit through a student’s data points. The trend line can be compared against the goal line/aimline to help inform responsiveness to intervention and to tailor a student’s instructional program. 
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Targeted/Supplementary Instruction


Tier 2 is when a student’s universal screening and other data results indicate a deficit on benchmark skills/grade level expectations. This tier provides appropriate instructional intervention(s) and progress is regularly monitored. About fifteen percent of students will succeed at this level of instruction. Students must receive general educatio [..]
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Summative Assessment


Summative Assessment is an assessment of the learning. It indicates a student’s learning at a particular point in the instructional process. Summative assessment is typically administered to obtain a comprehensive evaluation of student knowledge and skills, rather than for short-term instructional decision-making
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