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Assessment: The key to multi-tiered systems of support

Written by: Jessica Talada
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DR JESSICA TALADA, LIBERTY UNIVERSITY, USA Introduction Assessments are critical for providing targeted supports to students. Students must take assessments that provide teachers with a system for actionable processes for support. That system is contingent on utilising tools that target specific areas of need in order to provide teachers with guidance for how to support students. Once a thorough understanding of student performance is available, it streamlines the entire support process. For the foundational subjects of literacy and maths, this is especially critical. Efficiently utilising the results ensures that students receive the support that they need to become students who can utilise their mathematics and literacy skills in complex ways. This paper will outline a process for identifying assessments, linking them to skill deficits, providing targeted interventions and continuously monitoring progress. This will help schools and teachers to be sure that they are effectively us

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