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Online Modules

We have collaborated with faculty and community members to create modules on the topic of Problem Solving. These modules provide in depth information as well as case studies and resources to extend your knowledge on the topic.

Back to the Future of Special Education

Problem Solving Model

Curriculum-Based Measurement Overview

Conducting Effective Problem Solving Teams

Curriculum-Based Measurement Practice Guide

Curriculum-Based Measurement Research


MN RTI Center Training Modules:

The Minnesota RTI Center has developed online training modules that are relevant to the mission of RIPS. We thank the authors and contributors of the modules for allowing us to disseminate these resources. Topics include universal screening, progress monitoring, tiered service delivery, evidence based practices, and measurement issues that must be considered when engaging in problem solving. Please click on the links below to view and download the materials. A PowerPoint presentation, articles, quizzes, and case studies are included.

Evidence Based Practices:

Instructor Information, EBP Module [doc]

Evidence Based Practice Module [ppt]

Evidence based practices Activity [doc]

Quiz [doc]

A Consumer’s Guide to Analyzing a Core Reading Program [doc]

Gersten, R., Fuchs, L.S., Compton, D., Coyne, M., Greenwood, C., & Innocenti, M.S. (2005). Quality indicators for group experimental and quasi-experimental research in special education. Council for Exceptional Children, 71(2), 149-164.

Horner, R.H., Carr, E.G., Halle, J., McGee, G., Odom, S., & Wolery, M. (2005). The use of single-subject research to identify evidence-based practice in special education. Council for Exceptional Children, 71(2), 165-179.

Lembke, E.S. & Stormont, E. (2005). Using research-based practices to support students with diverse needs in general education settings. Psychology in the Schools, 42(8), 761-763.

What is Evidence Based Reading Instruction? (IRA) [pdf]

Using Research and Reason in Education [pdf]

Identifying and Implementing Educational Practices [pdf]

What is Scientifically based research? [pdf]


Instructor Information, Measurement Module [doc]

Measurement and RTI Overview [ppt]

Characteristics of Effective Measurement for RTI Activity Worksheet [doc]

Purpose of Assessment Worksheet [doc]

Statistical Crib Worksheet [doc]

Quiz [doc]

Traditional and Modern Concepts of Validity [doc]

Progress Monitoring:

Instructor Information, Progress Monitoring Module [doc]

Progress Monitoring: Using Data [ppt]

Activity for Progress Monitoring Using Data [doc]

Quiz (for using data ppt) [doc]

Progress Monitoring: Why, What, How [ppt]

Quiz (for why what how ppt) [doc]

Fuchs & Fuchs, National Center on Student Progress Monitoring [pdf]

Stecker, P.M., Fuchs, D., & Fuchs, L.S. (2008). Progress monitoring as essential practice within response to intervention. Rural Special Education Quarterly, 27(4), 10-17.

Stecker, P.M., Lembke, E.S., & Foegen, A. (2008). Using progress-monitoring data to improve instructional decision making. Preventing School Failure, 52(2), 48-58.

Tiered Service & Delivery:

Instructor Information [doc]

Tiered Instruction for Reading Module [ppt]

5 Essential Components in Reading: Bingo [ppt]

Instructions for Bingo [doc]

Bingo Card [doc]

Bingo Sheets Answers [doc]

All Kids Can Learn: Harnessing the Power of the Literacy Diet [doc]

Troubleshooting Student’s Progress in Supplemental and Intensive Instructional Support [doc]

Quiz [doc]

Davis, Lindo, & Compton, 2007 [pdf]

Foorman, 2007 [pdf]

IES Practice Guide [pdf]

Reschly, 2007 [pdf]

Universal Screening:

Instructor Information [doc]

Benchmark Screening: Using Screening Data [ppt]

Quiz for Using Screening Data [doc]

Benchmark Screening: What, Why and How [ppt]

Quiz for What, Why and How [doc]

Local Norming: Common Mistakes & How to Avoid Them [doc]

Gibbons, 2009 [doc]

Jenkins & Johnson, 2009 [doc]

Kovaleski, Roble, & Agne, 2009 [doc]

NRCLD, 2006 [pdf]

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