RTI: Digging Deeper Assessments

Since posting our school's RTI plan and links to the RTI documents we created at Lake Myra, several of you have asked about the Digging Deeper Assessments we use to drill down a child's most foundational literacy level....identified on the Otter Talk Form below (more on this form and the other RTI documents we created in my earlier Response to Intervention post). 

 So, here are the all Digging Deeper Assessments we use in our school & district.  Although none of them were originally created by our school/district, they are public assessments for anyone to use: 

Diagnostic Phonological Awareness Assessment
Download this free diagnostic PA assessment HERE
Direction for administration and scoring are included. 

 Print Concepts based on Clay's Concept About Print from the Observational Survey
use Busy Beavers or Detective Dog from the Story Basket Collection from the Wright Group

Letter/Sound Identification, also a part of the Observations Survey

Names Test from Patricia Cunningham

Early Names Test

Words Their Way Word Study Assessments

Here is the binder cover I created for the RtI Digging Deeper Assessment binder...{click to download}

Also, if you missed the video {from an earlier post} regarding how all these assessments fit into the Lake Myra RtI process, here it is...for the RtI documents we created, see my previous post about RtI at Lake Myra Elementary.



Down Under Teacher said...

Jennifer, thanks for sharing these resources. I think it's a great system to document interventions and for teacher accountability. I've downloaded the documents and the PAST Task Cards and the Recording Sheet appear to be the same document. I thought maybe you attached the wrong file because the task cards looked different on the video of your previous post. I think I will look at this system of documentation for next year (I've only got 7 weeks to go this year!). Thanks again for your generosity.

Down Under Teacher

Mrs. Blanton said...

This is out of this world!!! I love it and am going to put a must check out link on my blog as well :)

Sheri said...

Hello Literacy, your blog is absolutely awesome!
Thank you for all your hard work! The link to the Words Their Way Word Study Assessments-Elementary Spelling Inventory is broken. Do you have another link to that post?

Anonymous said...

I am loving all of this. Schools I have seen have a long way to go if this is what you are doing currently. Do you have the PAST task cards poster somewhere else because currently it is linked to the scoring sheet? Thanks

Jill said...

This is amazing! Thanks for putting all of these things in one place!

Anonymous said...

WOW! Thanks for sharing all this!

Caroline Jones said...

You totally inspire me, Jennifer! Watching your You Tube video over and over again, I was able to create something similar for intermediate and middle school students whose reading difficulties are more comprehension based. If you'd like to take a look: http://mrsjsjournal.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2012-07-01T16:38:00-07:00&max-results=7

Christina Cole said...

I was wondering if you could explain a little more about what is discussed at Romp Talk and Otter Talk. I love all these documents, and it is helping me to get everything together for the beginning stages of RTI in the small school district I work in. Thank you so much!

Anonymous said...

thank you soooo much...i am new to RTI and have been trying reinvent the wheel..you have saved me.....totally tired in Texas

Stephanie said...

I love this. My school has been working on a program very much like this for a couple of years. We just got done with our accreditation process and passed with flying colors but I am going to put this in place in my classroom because i feel like I need something a little more structured than the rest of the teachers are doing. Do you currently have a program like this set up for Math?

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