Comprehension: Capacity of the mind to perceive and understand; power to grasp to ideas; ability to know.
Computation: an act, process, or method of computing; calculation.
Concepts & Application: The comprehension of mathematical concepts, operations, and relations.
Decoding: the process of translating print into speech by rapidly matching a letter or combination of letters (graphemes) to their sounds (phonemes) and recognizing the patterns that make syllables and words.
Differentiated Instruction: is a method of designing and delivering instruction to best reach each student’s needs.
Intervention: Specific services, activities, or products developed and implemented to change or improve student knowledge, attitude, behavior, or awareness.
Number Fluency: How quickly students are able to perform or recall a math fact, process, or procedure.
Number Recognition: Is the ability to visually recognize and name numbers.
Phonemic Awareness: a subset of phonological awareness in which listeners are able to hear, identify and manipulate phonemes, the smallest units of sound that can differentiate meaning.
Phonics: Phonics instruction is a way of teaching reading that stresses the acquisition of letter-sound correspondences and their use in reading and spelling.
Progress Monitoring Data: Data compiled from the continuous use of various assessments and proves to measure student academic performance on a regular basis to adjust and/or intensify instruction/interventions, as needed.
RtI Team: Group of professionals working together to improve educational outcomes for all students by collaborating on decisions. The team uses data analysis, curriculum planning, sharing of best practices, and discussion of intervention strategies to plan for student success.
Tiers: Three levels of instruction and intervention services that increase intensity to meet needs of students within the RtI framework.
Universal Screening Assessment: Assessment used for initial determination of student’s current performance levels and identifying students in need of additional interventions.