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Early Learning in Mathematics (ELM)

Evidence Based Intervention Network

Authors: Evidence Based Intervention Network

Brief Description: ELM is a whole-class intervention designed for kindergarten students. ELM supports the mathematics learning of all kindergarten students, and research results indicate improved mathematics performance for students with and without mathematics difficulties.

EBI Brief for Early Learning...

Pegword Mnemonics

Evidence Based Intervention Network

Authors: Evidence Based Intervention Network

Brief Description: Mnemonicsare strategies and techniques that aid in memory.  A pegword mnemonic connects a number with a rhyming word that can be visually depicted. These visual images are then used to help students remember facts or events.

EBI Brief for Pegword Mnemonic

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Behavioral and Emotional Screening System (BESS)

Evidence Based Intervention Network

Authors: Evidence Based Intervention Network

The Behavior and Emotional Screening System is an instrument designed to assist school personnel and other care providers determine the behavioral and emotional strengths and weaknesses of students between the ages of 3 and 18. This instrument is part of the Behavior Assessment System for Children 2nd Edi...

Social, Academic, and Emotional Behavior Risk Screener (SAEBRS)

Evidence Based Intervention Network

Authors: Evidence Based Intervention Network

The SAEBRS is a brief tool supported by research for use in universal screening for behavioral and emotional risk. The measure falls within a broad class of highly efficient tools, suitable for teacher use in evaluating and rating all students on common behavioral criteria (Severson, Walker,...

Direct Behavior Rating Single Item Scale (DBR-SIS)

Evidence Based Intervention Network

Authors: Evidence Based Intervention Network

The method of Direct Behavior Rating (DBR) emerged in the literature as a hybrid of both rating scale and systematic direct observation (SDO) procedures (Chafouleas, Christ, & Riley-Tillman, 2009; Chafouleas, Riley-Tillman, & McDougal, 2002; Riley-Tillman, Chafouleas, Briesch, 2007). The...

Word-Problem Mnemonics

Evidence Based Intervention Network

Authors: Evidence Based Intervention Network

The purpose of a word-problem mnemonic is to provide students with a framework for solving word problems. The mnemonic reminds students to work step-by-step through a word problem. Some word-problem mnemonics can be used for problem solving beyond basic word problems.

Common Core Standards: Multiple

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Annotate like a Pro

Authors: School Psych Tech

imageAnnotate like a Pro with iAnnotate PDF.  This is another of my favorite apps that is currently on-sale (only until February 4th so quickly read on!). I receive documents in all shapes, sizes, and forms. Intervention plans, data graphs, new forms, etc., and they  all usually require my thoughts and/or...

Graphic Organizers

Evidence Based Intervention Network

Authors: Evidence Based Intervention Network

A graphic organizer is a tool used to facilitate student understanding of new mathematical concepts. Graphic organizers can help students organize their thinking and connect new information to prior knowledge. They provide visual representation for students to take notes on new mathematical concepts they...

Schema-Based Instruction/Schema-Broadening Instruction (SBI) Multiplicative Schema (Multiplication and Division)*

Evidence Based Intervention Network

Authors: Evidence Based Intervention Network

A schema is a way to organize or pattern information within a structured framework of known and unknown information. Within word-problem work, the learner identifies the type of problem (i.e., schema), which lends itself to solving the problem using a given organizational pattern. The main focus of...

Taped Problems

Evidence Based Intervention Network

Authors: Evidence Based Intervention Network

Taped Problems is an approach to building fluency with basic facts. A student listens to a recorded (i.e., taped) math fact and tries to write the fact answer on a corresponding worksheet before hearing the answer on the recording. If the student answers incorrectly or does not produce an answer before...

Number Rockets

Evidence Based Intervention Network

Authors: Evidence Based Intervention Network

Number Rockets is a small-group tutoring program for first-grade students experiencing mathematics difficulty. With Number Rockets, students participate in lessons focused on 17 topics (with 1-6 days of tutoring per topic) to help improve understanding of first-grade mathematics concepts and skills.

Common...

Behavior Motivation Tools

Authors: School Psych Tech

There are times when something makes you think, “you’re meant to write a blog post today” and today is one of those days.  I received an alert via AppShopper that an app I use and one I’ve been wanting to write about dropped in price. So here I am, writing a post so that maybe you can...

Two Factor Authentication

Authors: School Psych Tech

The discussions around the use of cloud computing continues, as it should, but “the cloud” continues continue grow in popularity and acceptance for a variety of reasons.  I’ve discussed in some previous posts the precautions I take with the cloud computing services I utilize on a regular basis but,...

iTunes Gift Cards

Authors: School Psych Tech

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As a techy geek, an iTunes gift card is a no brainer for me as a gift from my family members and Santa is always good to me and tosses one in my stocking as well. If you received an iTunes card and are contemplating what to spend it on you could definitely spend it on Angry Birds, Mindcraft or new music but you could also...