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AutoSkill Launches Response to Intervention Package for Academy of READING

Posted Jul 10, 2008
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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

Source: AutoSkill International,

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