24. Weighing the Hog Doesn't Make it Fatter | 2022 Literacy Symposium

Speaking: Stephanie Stollar

Access all of the sessions at https://pattanliteracysymposium22.sched.com/ 24. Weighing the Hog Doesn't Make it Fatter: Linking Assessment to Instruction in a MTSS Model 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.