Timothy Runge (Educational and School Psychology) co-presented two workshops
at the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network in
Harrisburg and East on October 3 and 4, 2018, respectively.
The title of each workshop was “Best Practices in Tier 1 Writing Assessment for Instruction and
Intervention.” Runge discussed different sources and methods of screening data that can be used to assess
students’ writing skills. Emphasis was placed on
teaching attendees how to administer, score, and interpret curriculum-based assessment in written
expression (CBM-WE). Runge then provided explicit instruction on how to monitor students’ writing progress
via ordinary least squares regression analyses
calculated from CBM-WE probes administered over multiple weeks.