2022 PaTTAN Literacy Symposium

24. Weighing the Hog Doesn't Make it Fatter: Linking Assessment to Instruction in a MTSS Model

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Session Dates

Tuesday June 14, 2022 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM - Webinar


Are you collecting data you never use? Do you have questions about your students that you can't answer? Has assessment become a compliance activity? Perhaps you have lost sight of WHY you are assessing reading skills.

This session will help elementary teachers, coaches and administrators identify the essential questions about reading performance, and select the most efficient ways to answer them.

Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS), the framework for implementing the science of reading, requires a coordinated system of assessment for four main purposes;

  • screening
  • diagnostic
  • progress monitoring
  • outcome evaluation

Assessments should be used for the purpose for which they were designed. Each assessment purpose is linked to specific instructional decisions in the MTSS model, such as supplementing core reading instruction, forming small groups, and intensifying intervention.

Participants will gain knowledge of how the four purposes of assessment link to instruction within MTSS for the benefit of all students. (k-5)

Target Audience

Elementary Educators, Secondary Educators, Special Education Teachers, Speech Language Practitioners, School Leaders/Administrators, Reading Specialists, Teachers of English Language Learners, Literacy Coaches, Instructional Support Team Members, School Psychologists, Pre-Service Teachers, Higher Education Instructors, Paraprofessionals, and Families

Topics Covered: Literacy

Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this event. Contact: Kelly Kapp, at 717-901-2271, or kkapp@pattan.net.

Event Info

Event Type:



Stephanie Stollar

Event Contact:


Kelly Kapp

Content Contact:

Pam Kastner

Additional Info

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