Math Assessment for Response to Intervention (RtI)

Online Course 2 semester hours graduate credit
Instructor: Sara Turansky
Tuition and Registration
EDUC 648 960 June 15 - July 24, 2015

Who should enroll?

Math specialists, math coaches, mathematics resource teachers, interventionists, elementary, middle school, and high school math teachers, Title I math teachers, special education teachers, and school psychologists.

Learn how to select and use assessment tools in mathematics to identify learning problems, to monitor student progress, and to implement Response to Intervention practices.

Enroll in this online course to meet your goals for professional development, license renewal, or to complete graduate credits and transfer the credit to another university.

This course is an approved elective in the Master of Science in Education online degree program.


Principles of using universal screeners and curriculum-based measures (CBMs) to assess student performance in mathematics.  Use of assessment tools in mathematics to identify learning problems, to monitor student growth, and to implement Response to Intervention practices. 


Purchase the textbook new or used from or the publisher.

Hosp, M. K., Hosp, J. L., & Howell, K. W. (2007). The ABCs of CBM: A practical guide to curriculum-based measurement. New York: Guilford Press.ISBN: 978-1593853990


Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe the essential elements of Response to Intervention (RtI).

  2. Identify multiple rationales for implementing an RtI model in PK-12 schools.

  3. Describe multiple rationales for periodic universal screenings in mathematics.

  4. Identify reliable and valid universal screening measures (CBM) of math by grade level.

  5. Justify multiple rationales for using curriculum-based measures (CBM) of mathematics.

  6. Examine reliable and valid curriculum-based measures (CBM) of mathematics by grade level.

  7. Administer and score curriculum-based measures (CBM) of mathematics.

  8. Graph CBM scores, interpret, and communicate results.

  9. Critically analyze personal classroom practices and viewpoints regarding essential principles of Response to Intervention (RtI) and use of varied math assessments for progress monitoring.

Alignment with State and National Standards

Course objectives are aligned with the following:
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards 3, 4
Wisconsin Standards for Teacher Development and Licensure (WI DPI) 3, 8
International Society for Technology in Education, National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers 2d

No travel to campus is required. Because this class is asynchronous and open to you 24/7, you may participate from your home or work computer during hours that are best for your work and family schedule. Advanced computer or programming skills are not required. Learners need a basic understanding of Internet browsing, email, and word processing. Instruction will be differentiated to accommodate learners with varying levels of technical knowledge.

The class is highly interactive with a significant discussion component. All discussion postings, projects and assignments will be submitted via the course discussion board and dropbox. Activities are conducted according to a schedule with specific due dates each week; there are no required "live" chat sessions.

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Our Students Say. . .

"I really enjoyed being able to apply what I learned about curriculum-based measurement by administering, scoring, and graphing case studies."


"I thought the assignments were great. They were not busy work and provided a great example of how to use the assessments in our classrooms."


"I enjoyed the readings and applying the lessons to actual tasks like administering the CBMs to a live volunteer and actually graphing and analyzing the results."


"I appreciated the up-to-date information on RtI in Math with connections to the latest research."


"It can be difficult to find education courses that are designed to help math teachers and this course obviously accomplished that. "


"This is the first time I have enrolled in an online course, and this positive experience motivates me to enroll in additional online courses in the future."

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School of Education
Email: Online Professional Development
University of Wisconsin - Stout
Menomonie, WI 54751
Phone: 715-232-2693


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