Students from Miami University visited students at Mason Early Childhood Center last week to help screen reading assessments.
The college students, all psychology majors, conducted formative assessments of students to help tailor specific learning programs based on each child’s level and abilities.
The collaboration helps both students and teachers, says Heidi Wachtman, a school psychologist.
“Having Miami students volunteer to act as the universal screeners really helps. It allows time to do these important one-on-one assessments, without taking instructional time away from our teachers,” she said.
“Even more importantly, these assessments are part of our district’s ‘Response to Intervention’ approach, and the data gives teachers the information they need to provide extra support for students who may be struggling to learn, as well as extensions for students who are reading above grade level.”
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