Presentation on theme: "Implementing Fluency Interventions Identified through Brief Experimental Analysis Doug Penno, Ph.D. Pamela Fields, Ed.D. Michelle L. Hinzman, Ed.S. Barbara."— Presentation transcript:
Implementing Fluency Interventions Identified through Brief Experimental Analysis Doug Penno, Ph.D. Pamela Fields, Ed.D. Michelle L. Hinzman, Ed.S. Barbara Pline, M.A. Keystone Area Education Agency
FAA Pilot Project Rationale Achievement Gap Interaction of academic difficulties and challenging behavior
Research base Functional approach to assessment Brief Experimental Analysis Instructional approaches to reading fluency instruction
Evolution of the project Staff involved in the project Current status School districts involved Students’ achievement What’s next?
Research Questions Can BEA procedures effectively identify evidence-based reading fluency interventions for struggling students? What are the effects of implementing BEA- identified interventions for an extended period in a special education classroom?
Procedures Selection of students Descriptive assessment Administer BEA conditions Implement intervention
Selection of Students High accuracy and low fluency Second & third graders (41-60 WCPM) History of fluency difficulties Receive support in Tier 2 or 3 Display high levels of engagement (Eckhart, 2008)
Selection of Students 3 fourth grade students Entitled for reading All students scored at or below 25 th percentile on fall AIMSweb benchmark (3 or less errors)
Summary Data Student MAP RIT (fall to spring) (expected 4 th grade growth RIT +7) WCPM (Jan to May) Words per Week Abby+0 RIT+20 WCPM+1.3 George+21 RIT+45 WCPM +3.0 (prior to BEA +1.07) Heather+18 RIT+21 WCPM +1.4 (prior to BEA +.36)
Next Steps Follow-up with case studies Provide professional development to colleagues Expand into other subject areas