Data-Based Decision Making Across Tiers. Rachel Minelli , Educational Diagnostician Allison Whitney, School Psychologist. What is Data-Based Decision Making?. Using student performance data to inform professional judgment Student performance data: ISAT scores and other standardized tests
Rachel Minelli, Educational Diagnostician
Allison Whitney, School Psychologist
Most of our students are not passing the ISAT
Despite receiving intensive reading intervention, Sally is still not showing improvement in her reading
After looking at the number of office referrals it becomes apparent that 8th grade students are engaging in bullying behavior
Billy is engaging in inappropriate behaviors and does not seem to be responding to the general classroom behavior plan
(Cates & Ditkowsky, 2011)
scream want yell hope
Words Read Correctly Per Minute
Number of Aggressive Behaviors Per Hour
“As evidenced by…”
kicking, spitting, hitting, biting, shoving, grabbing, throwing objects; behavior is directed towards another individual
Note: If data are collected weekly, then an intervention should be in place at least 6 weeks before making any changes
(Cooper, Heron, & Heward, 2007)
Cates, G. L., and Ditkowsky,B. (2011). Best practices in data-based decision making within an RTI model. Illinois School Psychology Association Conference. Peoria, IL.
Consortium on Reading Excellence (CORE) (2008). Assessing reading: Multiple measures for kindergarten through twelfth grade (2nd ed.). Novato, CA: Arena Press.
Cooper, J. O., Heron, T. E., and Heward, W. L. (2007). Applied behavior analysis (2nd ed.). Merril.