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Chart Dog 2.0 is an interactive site that allows the user to load information into a graphing program to visually display progress monitoring data for a student or group of students. This web-based graphing tool can be used with behavior or academic data and may be helpful for an educator learning to display data in a graphic format.

This document is the Florida Center for Reading Research’s ongoing progress monitoring guide. FCRR provides guidance for determining instructional reading levels and monitoring progress using DIBELS data. The guide includes Steps and Decision Rules flowcharts for grades 1 – 3.

Florida RtI Introductory Training Online CourseFree RtI Introductory Training Online Course (2008)

A comprehensive online introduction to RtI, designed for state and district personnel (including administrators, specialists, teachers, and student services personnel) parent organizations, and institutions of higher education.

This five-minute video describes how Common Core State Standards can be implemented within a comprehensive system of supports to meet the varying needs of students and teachers.

Florida Department of Education is on iTunes U! This service will offer one additional way to access the valuable educational content available from Florida's school districts, state agencies, and non-profit organizations. Florida on iTunes U brings together teaching, professional development, and cultural resources for educators and students. A series titled Understanding RtI is featured. Subscribe to this series in order to automatically receive updates when new resources (tracks) are added. You may download iTunes U and access these Florida-specific resources at iTunes U Resources.

Elementary  Math and Science Model LessonsMath and Science Model Lessons

A series of web-based model lessons that feature school-based leadership teams engaged in the problem-solving process and teachers providing high-quality standards-based instruction.

This online document provides a conceptual overview of responsiveness to intervention (RtI)—including hypothetical examples of how RtI might operate within a school setting and for a particular student—and discusses RtI's role within the larger context of specific learning disabilities (SLD) determination. Included is information regarding the following core features of RtI:

  1. High quality classroom instruction
  2. Research-based instruction
  3. Classroom performance
  4. Universal screening
  5. Continuous progress monitoring
  6. Research-based interventions
  7. Progress monitoring during interventions
  8. Fidelity measures

This page appears on the Florida Center for Reading Research website. The Progress Monitoring and Reporting Network (PMRN) is a web-based data management system for recording and reporting student assessment data. The PMRN stores, organizes, and generates descriptive reports based on DIBELS data that can be used to plan reading instruction and to evaluate progress.

This page appears on the Florida Center for Reading Research’s website. FCRR provides links to presentations and documents that focus on using data to guide instruction. Topics include developing school-based reading assessment plans and using Progress Monitoring Reporting Network reports.


In this brief, authors Joseph Torgesen, Jane Granger Meadows, and Patricia Howard discuss how objective student performance data can guide, focus, and set priorities for the professional development of teachers. The authors list key issues to using data for these purposes and discuss DIBELS specifically. They provide strategies to be used concurrently with professional development in order to improve reading outcomes.