Intensive Intervention (Part 2): Collecting and Analyzing Data for Data-Based Individualization
- Describe why collecting data is essential in the DBI process. Be sure to mention the two types of data that should be collected.
- Explain the importance of conducting error analyses of students’ data or work samples. Be sure to include the types of information that you can obtain.
- Noah is a third-grade student who has severe and persistent difficulties in reading. He receives intensive, individualized instruction (Tier 3).
- Below is a graph of his progress monitoring data for the last eight weeks. View the graph and note whether Noah is responding to the intervention.
- Describe what the data pattern suggests (i.e., factors that might be contributing to his performance).
This chart represents Noah’s progress monitoring data. The x-axis is labeled “Weeks” and numbered from 1 to 11 in one-week increments. The y-axis is labeled “Words Read Correctly” and is numbered 0 to 14 in step-word increments. A vertical black dotted line divides the graph at between Weeks 3 and 4. The left side of his divide is labeled “Baseline Data,” while the right side is labeled “Progress Monitoring Data.” Noah’s red goal line begins at Week 3 and indicates the following goals for his reading: 3 words per minute in Week 3, just below 4 words per minute in Week 4, just above 4 words per minute in Week 5, 5 words per minute in Week 6, 6 words per minute in Week 7, just below 6.5 words per minute in Week 8, just above 7 words per minute in Week 9, 8 words per minute in Week 10, and 8.5 words per minute in Week 11.
Noah’s blue data line suggests the following correct responses per minute: 2 words per minute in Week 1, 7 words per minute in Week 2, 3 words per minute in Week 3, 10 words per minute in Week 4, 4 words per minute in Week 5, 1 word per minute in Week 6, 3 words per minute in Week 7, 8 words per minute in Week 8, 2 words per minute in Week 9, 7 words per minute in Week 10, and 5 words per minute in Week 11.
- Next, conduct an error analysis of Noah’s passage reading fluency probe using the attached error analysis form.
Click here and print a copy of the form.
Click here to view the scored probe.
- Based on the information on the error analysis form, what type of errors is Noah typically making?