At Risk and Struggling Readers

Hannah is a third-grade student who transferred to Cartwright Elementary School late in the fall. Her teacher, Mrs. Pei, noticed that she seemed to struggle with many independent reading assignments. When Mrs. Pei administered the mid-year universal screening measure, she was not surprised to see that Hannah’s score was below the grade-level benchmark. Consequently, Mrs. Pei began monitoring her reading performance once per week for seven weeks using a measure of reading fluency. The rate of growth Hannah was expected to achieve by the end of seven weeks was 1.2. Hannah’s scores are in the graph and table.

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In an essay of 900-words, respond to the following:

  1. Review journal articles on response-to-intervention activities, including: data-based decision making, determining performance level, and making tier placement decisions.
  2. Using the 7 weeks of progress monitoring data outlined above, calculate Hannah’s rate of growth.
  3. Determine whether Hannah is responding adequately to instruction. Elaborate.
  4. Based on your evaluation, what tier placement would you recommend for Hannah?