Measuring growth to determine placement
Please share your thoughts on the best way to measure student growth in the area of Reading/Writing. have you used DIBELS, AIMSWEB or running records...do you use both DIBELS (to measure fluency) and running records (to measure comprehension)? Any other assessment tools?
In addition to measuring student progress throughout the year I'm interested in hearing how you measure progress over time (woodcock johnson every three years?). This is an important question related to determining a student's placement in special education. Often students are placed in pull-out programs and remain in a pull-out environment even though they are not closing the achievement gap when compared to their general education peers.