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1 We will begin promptly at the scheduled time. Please mute your phone as a courtesy to others so that the presentation can be heard clearly and un-mute at the time you may need to ask a question. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated. mCLASS Academic Links to Instruction

2 Indiana mCLASS Support Team Kelly Connelly, Indiana DOE English/Language Arts Assessment Specialist, Cynthia Hopkins, Indiana DOE Assessment Specialist, Nicole Bender, Wireless Generation Account Manager, Konni Byford, Wireless Generation Executive Director, Educational Partnerships Customer Care Team option 3 for general support, option 5 for Burst support, 2

3 Customer Care Current customers can log-in to mCLASS® Home and enter the Support & Resource Center to find FAQs, user guides, and tutorials related to products, services, and technical issues. If you require further assistance, our Customer Care Team is available Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Phone: (800) , option 3 for general support, option 5 for Burst support There is also a form available to request that a representative from customer care contact you should you be unable to find a solution to your question on the support page. It is located at the bottom of the support page of mclasshome. 3

4 Agenda Class Summary Now What Tool-Small Group Advisor – SGA Student Summary Probe Detail Now What Tool-Item level advisor –ILA Parent outreach Now What Tool-Home Connect Basal Series connection Now What Tool-Partner editions Additional Resources

5 Class Summaries group students by risk level, letting teachers quickly see which require additional support and monitoring. Student Summaries display a single student’s performance on benchmark skills across grades and time periods. These reports also provide item-level details to analyze student responses more closely, identify patterns and behaviors, and target instruction. On the mCLASS ® Web site, comprehensive class and student summary reports (including item-level details) facilitate needs-focused instruction The mCLASS:DIBELS Class Summary reports link to Treasures Recommended Instruction Web site. Via the mCLASS Home Web site:

6 6 mCLASSHOME: Class Summary

7 7 1 View Small Group Advisor's groupings based on the Key Skills for grade level and time of year. Adjust the groupings by dragging and dropping students or using the “Auto-tidy” feature, which quickly eliminates groups of one. Save and print student groupings for tracking, reporting, and instructional needs. Click to launch a new window with instructional activities specific to each group based on its targeted needs

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9 9 mCLASSHOME: Student Summary

10 mCLASS® Probe Detail View comprehensive class and student summary reports at mCLASS Home.

11 Follow an intervention strategy via a link to instructional activities from the mCLASS:DIBELS Act feature that helps support the student’s further development. View risk- driven response pattern analyses. See relevance of details and, where appropriate, instructional recommendations. Read a set of observations about the child’s progress based on assessment results and the significance of each observation. Item-Level Advisor™

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13 13 mCLASSHOME: Class Summary

14 mCLASS® Home Connect™ Introduction Studies show that children whose families engage in at-school and at-home activities make significantly greater gains in language scores as measured on subtests of vocabulary, story comprehension, and sequencing in story- telling, than those children without parent involvement (Jordan, Snow, Porche, 2000). The mCLASS Home Connect feature: –Supports educators' efforts to encourage parent/family involvement in children's education through an add-on to the mCLASS ® :DIBELS ® and mCLASS ® :Reading 3D ™ systems. –Enables schools to communicate with parents/guardian after each benchmark assessment in clear, understandable language. –Creates customized letters for parents/guardians explaining the DIBELS ® assessment measures as well as results and what they mean in terms of the child’s learning needs. –Allows schools to provide parents/guardians with suggested learning activities to do at home.

15 mCLASS®:DIBELS® Home Connect™

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17 Quickly reference the latest benchmark scores with these graphical depictions. Understand assessment measures with clear, understandable terms. Customize the header, if desired. Understand specific details about a child’s strengths and weaknesses. mCLASS® Home Connect™ Parent/Guardian Letter - Features Be aware of the school’s assessment schedule.

18 Fun activities targeted to a child’s individual learning needs. mCLASS® Home Connect™ Parent/Guardian Letter - Activities

19 mCLASS: Home 3D Class Summary: Places each student in a class into one of the instructional support categories.

20 mCLASS: Home 3D Student Summary: The Student Summary displays all the measures the selected student completed in an academic year.

21 Introduction to mCLASS®:DIBELS® Treasures Edition Offers a weekly Treasures reading prescription for each DIBELS ® measure assessed. –Prescriptions are also specific to individualized risk level Enables teachers to see a direct connection between assessment data and instructional prescriptions Highlights the critical skill for each student Includes an interactive Web page which allows instructional recommendations to be viewed online as well as on the handheld device Includes mCLASS:DIBELS Direct Reporting for administrators –Displays dynamic, customizable data in printable, Web-based graphic reports –Enables views of varied subsets of student population –Uncovers patterns and opportunities for support Wireless Generation and Macmillan/McGraw-Hill have partnered to develop a unique version of mCLASS®:DIBELS® software that is integrated with the Treasures program.

22 mCLASS®:DIBELS® Treasures Edition software makes the assessment process easier, faster and more accurate... Features Automates scoring, timing and prompting requirements Highlights a student’s critical skill based on grade and benchmark period Automatically places students into support categories: Deficit, Established or Emerging. Suggests measure-based activities and prescriptive instruction from Treasures Benefits Makes DIBELS easier to learn and administer Makes it easier to focus on the skill in need of further development Provides recommendations that cater to the specific learning needs of each student Assess Prescribe Evaluate

23 Treasures Recommended Reading Web site Treasures Recommended Instruction Web site allows a teacher to view and print all Treasures reading prescriptions from the Web.

24 Johnson Elementary is Progress Monitoring at the desired rate. mCLASS:Direct Progress Monitoring- School Level mCLASS Progress Monitoring Report compares the number and percentage of students who have been progress monitored for each instructional recommendation category

25 mCLASS:Direct Progress Monitoring- Student Level

26 mCLASS:Direct Drill Down to mCLASS:Home

27 Free Reading

28 Free Reading (Activities page)

29 Free Reading (Lesson page)

30 Free Reading (Additional Support Materials) Materials Include:  letter cards  picture cards  letter formation  irregular words  advanced phonics  audio files  PD videos

31 For Support Nicole Bender, Wireless Generation Account Manager Wireless Generation Customer Care (800) , ext 3

32 Indiana mCLASS Support Team Kelly Connelly, Indiana DOE English/Language Arts Assessment Specialist Cynthia Hopkins, Indiana DOE Assessment Specialist Nicole Bender, Wireless Generation Account Manager, Konni Byford, Wireless Generation Executive Director, Educational Partnerships Customer Care Team option 3 for general support, option 5 for Burst support, 32

33 Indiana DOE mCLASS Webcasts mCLASS: Support Resources: You Are Not Alone! (5/14/2010 at 10am & 2pm 15 min.) Learn about the different resources available to all mCLASS users such as: Customer Care, mCLASS solutions data base, webcasts, and the Wireless Generation and IDOE support team. -Recorded Webcasts on IDOE Website- mCLASS: Direct Tour mCLASS®:Direct™ and discuss using the mCLASS:Direct Web site to gather and analyze important DIBELS data related to student performance, school improvement, and teacher effectiveness. Reporting options, time-saving tips, and report exporting options will also be discussed. mCLASS: Math Progress Monitoring and Diagnostic Interview (DI): Use the DI effectively to determine student strengths and weaknesses. Participants will discuss using the DI effectively to provide guidance on adjusting instructional plans to meet individual student needs. DI best practice tips will also be provided. mCLASS: Academic Links to Instruction: Discussion on the next steps to take with mCLASS: Assessment data by utilizing “Now What Tools?.”. Participants will view the different tools that offer assistance with student grouping, individual skills and communication with parents. 33

34 Additional Training Available 34 Professional Development for Classroom Teachers This ongoing series is designed to prepare district and school staff to use “just in time” data analysis to plan and adjust instruction. It provides a forum for sharing successful practices and formulating solutions to help all students learn. Session 1 Data-Informed Instruction: Using Benchmark Data Session 2 Adjusting Instruction: Using Progress Monitoring Data Session 3 Ensuring Adequate Progress: Data-Informed Differentiation Leadership Consulting Services Data Analysis for Instructional Leaders This program is designed to help school leaders develop a culture of continuous improvement in their schools through data-driven decision making. Participants return to their schools armed with vivid visualizations of how their data can be put on walls and used in data briefings. Session 1 Taking Action with Data Session 2 Closing the Gap Session 3 Improving School-Wide Instruction For any questions, please contact Konni Byford, Executive Director of Educational Partnerships for Wireless Generation. Telephone:

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36 This concludes our Academic Links to Instruction presentation. The presentation will be available online at wireless.html


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