WS36: Determining Eligibility for Special Education in an RTI System: Advanced Applications of Determining Sessions and Workshops Qualifying for NASP and APA-Approved Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Documentation

Thursday, February 23

  • 12:30–3:30 p.m.
  • CPD Credit Hour(s): 3
  • Skill Level: I, II
  • Members: $80
    Non-Members: $115

This workshop will review the research on interpreting student growth using curriculum-based measures data, model how to use Excel or Numbers to calculate a rate of improvement statistic, and discuss how student growth fits into the eligibility conversation within an RTI model. Data analysis and graphing will be featured. Participants are strongly encouraged to bring a laptop or tablet computer equipped with Excel or Numbers. This workshop can stand alone or serve as Part II to Dr. Kovaleski's introductory workshop entitled Determining Eligibility for Special Education in an RTI System: Basic Concepts and Procedures (WS31), Thursday, February 23, 2012, 8:30–11:30 a.m.

Speaker(s): Caitlin S. Flinn, EdS, NCSP, Eastern Lancaster County School District, New Holland, PA, Andrew E. McCrea, NCSP, Lower Dauphin School District, Hummelstown, PA

Caitlin S. Flinn, EdS, NCSP, Eastern Lancaster County School District, New Holland, PA, Caitlin S. Flinn, EdS, NCSP, is a school psychologist at Eastern Lancaster County School District in New Holland, PA. She is currently working toward her doctoral degree in school psychology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Caitlin has been developing guidelines for graphing, calculating, and interpreting rate of improvement since 2008.

Andrew E. McCrea, NCSP, Lower Dauphin School District, Hummelstown, PA, Andrew E. McCrea, NCSP, is the director of pupil services at the Lower Dauphin School District in Hummelstown, PA. He is currently working toward his PhD in educational leadership at the Pennsylvania State University. Andy's experience focuses on implementing student growth methodologies in the public school setting.