Ask The Expert

Ask the Expert videos are short video clips of experts in the field addressing frequently asked questions about intensive, individualized interventions in academics and behavior.

ribbon icon Why do we need to ensure we have multiple parallel or equated forms when measuring student progress? — July 2017 (1:51)
Developed By:
National Center on Intensive Intervention

Watch and listen as Lee Branum-Martin, Associate Professor at Georgia State University explains why we need to ensure we have multiple parallel or equated forms when measuring student progress.

ribbon icon Why might our progress monitoring tools focus on skills that we are not teaching? — June 2017 (1:56)
Developed By:
National Center on Intensive Intervention

Watch and listen as Michelle Hosp, Associate Professor in the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst discusses why your progress monitoring tool may not directly focus on the skills that you are teaching. 

ribbon icon How do I know if an intervention is evidence based? Why is it important to consider both study quality and results? — May 2017 (5:53)
Developed By:
National Center on Intensive Intervention

Watch and listen to Ralph P. Ferretti, Professor of Education and Psychological & Brain Sciences at the University of Delaware explain why it is important to consider both the study quality and the study results when determining the evidence base of an intervention. 

ribbon icon Why is progress monitoring in behavior important what information does progress monitoring provide that is different from screening data and diagnostic data? — April 2017 (3:44)
Developed By:
National Center on Intensive Intervention

Watch and listen as Sandra Chafouleas,  Professor of Educational Psychology in the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut, discusses the importance of progress monitoring in behavior and how it differs from screening and diagnostic assessment.

Cathy Kea
ribbon icon How do we better serve our racially, ethnically, and linguistically diverse students who have persistent learning and behavior problems? — March 2017 (2:42)
Developed By:
National Center on Intensive Intervention

Watch and listen as Cathy Kea, Professor of Special Education at North Carolina A&T State University, discusses how we can better serve racially, ethnically, and linguistically diverse students who have persistent learning and behavior problems.

Sarah Powell
ribbon icon What should we consider when teaching students with math difficulty? — October 2016 (8:11)
Developed By:
National Center on Intensive Intervention

Watch and listen as Sarah Powell, Assistant Professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Texas at Austin, discusses key considerations when teaching students with math difficulty.

Mary Little
ribbon icon Why is data and data-based decision making such a critical part of instruction and intervention? — September 2016 (2:54)
Developed By:
National Center on Intensive Intervention

Watch and listen as Mary Little, Professor and Program Coordinator of the Department of Child, Family, and Community Services at the University of Central Florida discusses why data and data-based decision making such a critical part of instruction and intervention.

Nicole Bucka
ribbon icon What are some of the lessons learned from implementing intensive intervention at the middle or secondary level? — August 2016 (3:18)
Developed By:
National Center on Intensive Intervention

Watch and Listen as Nicole Bucka, NCII coach and MTSS professional development provider for Rhode Island discuss lessons learned from implementing intensive intervention at the middle and secondary level.

Devin Kearns
ribbon icon What do you need to consider when selecting an academic progress monitoring tool? — July 2016 (3:58)
Developed By:
National Center on Intensive Intervention

Watch and Listen as Dr. Devin Kearns, an Assistant Professor of Special Education in the Department of Education Psychology at the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut and NCII Trainer & Coach, discusses things to consider when selecting an academic progress monitoring tool.

ribbon icon How has your district emphasized a systems approach as you work to integrate DBI into schools? — June 2016 (1:43)
Developed By:
National Center on Intensive Intervention

Watch and listen as Derrick Bushon, Director of Student Services for Swartz Creek Community Schools, discusses how his district took a systems approach to integrating DBI into schools.

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