How should I set measurable goals for my RTI students?

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The rate of student progress in Reflex is variable depending on many factors, including age, Reflex assignment and product usage. Older students tend to progress faster than younger students, and students who use Reflex three or more times a week until they get the Green Light will naturally progress faster than those with less usage and sessions at Green Light.

When developing student goals, it is especially important to consider the dependency fluency growth has on usage. Any goals should incorporate usage targets, such as “Use Reflex until you reach the Green Light at least three days per week.” Reflex reports can help easily monitor these metrics.

Additionally, fluency gain is often the fastest during the first few weeks in Reflex, as students work with rule-based patterns and facts that they may have some familiarity with already. Therefore, we recommend that fluency goals start with attaining 50% fluency, then 60%, and so forth. Milestone certificates are available in Reflex reports to reward students for their effort and progress.

An example of a goal for student that has already attained 60% fluency:

  • Use Reflex at least three days per week until you get the Green Light
  • Achieve 70% fluency within the next X weeks* (X often falling between 4-6 weeks for a typical RTI student depending on their assignment, age and previous Reflex performance)

Goals using an approach like the example above make it easy to adjust of one or both variables based on student progress.

 

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What ages or grades are appropriate for Reflex?

What assignment is appropriate for a student?

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Understanding individual reports

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