AutoSkill International has launched its RtI (Response to Intervention) Package for the Academy of READING. The company’s new solution is the first reading RtI product to deliver oral fluency assessments over the Web and combine an RtI management tool with an intervention program and professional development, the announcement states. When used with the Academy of READING intervention solution, the RtI Package gives schools a single, Web-based environment for fully supporting the RtI model.
The Academy of READING is designed to help at-risk students build fluency in the foundation skills of reading to achieve rapid, permanent gains. The program delivers individualized, computer-based instruction with an adaptive intervention engine, skill mastery based on automaticity and motivational principles.
This new plug-in for the Academy of READING includes software and professional development components: the RtI Toolkit and the RtIWORKS program. The RtI Toolkit gives teachers web-based tools for the effective management of RtI. From an RtI dashboard, they have access to interactive progress-monitoring graphs, school- and district-monitoring reports, and a student case management tool. The toolkit’s Web-based Oral Reading Fluency Benchmark Assessment allows teachers to assess student fluency and is available for unlimited use with all students as a universal assessment. Teachers can use the Academy of READING Diagnostic Test Package to further pinpoint areas of weakness, identifying specific skill deficits, assigning prescriptive training to differentiate instruction and creating dynamic Individualized Education Programs (IEPs).
Developed in consultation with RtI expert John McCook, Ed.D., RtIWORKS is a professional development program designed to help schools build best practices for using the RtI Package for the Academy of READING in their RtI implementation. Along with campus planning, needs analysis and "on model" documentation, schools get access to workshops for their RtI teams and follow-up services to review their data and processes.
To use the RtI Package, schools must have a license for the Academy of READING. The Academy of READING is available as a permanent license or subscription and is priced per campus in concurrent student user packs, with unlimited usage for administrators. Pricing for the RtI Package is based on a per-site license, with unlimited student and administrator use.
For more information about the Academy of READING and the new RtI Package, visit www.autoskill.com.
Source: AutoSkill International, www.autoskill.com