Precision Teaching: Communication of Impact Informed by a Report from the Field
AuthorSmith, Courtney A.
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This report from the field assessed the effectiveness of using supplemental data displays and national norm data on communication with laypersons. Accordingly, a web-based data management tool with access to data displays and national norms data was implemented into a behavior analytically oriented learning center located in Reno, Nevada. Fit Leaning, a learning center that uses Precision Teaching to instruct learners in reading, mathematics, comprehension, and problem solving was the study site for this analysis. The systematic assessment and associated analyses included an examination of the use of multiple data displays for communication, comparison of pre- and post-test data on client satisfaction surveys, and a comparison of Fit Learning student data to that of the national norms. The reading and mathematics curriculum areas at FIT Learning were targeted for this assessment. Crucial to the study was the implementation of the web-based data management system called AIMSweb. The results of the national norms comparison demonstrated Fit Learning students were progressing faster than the average students nation-wide. Moreover, the results of the client satisfaction survey analysis demonstrated complimentary data displays had a clinical significance in regards to client satisfaction