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Case Studies Presentation: 

Case Studies Presentation By: Sonia Gutierrez EDPY:556 Dr. Crosby-Cooper

Introduction:: 

Introduction: The purpose of these 3 individual case studies was to collect information regarding: Area of concern Baseline data Implemented intervention 6 week progress monitoring Goal/trend line

Case Study 1: 

Case Study 1 Name: Case Study 1 D.O.B .: 6-25-07 Age at time of evaluation: 4 years 10 months Grade : Preschool School : Southshore Elementary Parent/Guardian: Stephanie and John XXXXX Home Lang: English Date of Report: 6-8-12 Evaluator (s): Sonia Gutierrez

Area of Concern: 

Area of Concern In Spring 2012 Case 1 participated in the curriculum-based measurement, Desired Results Developmental Profile (DRP). Based on the Preschool’s DRP Case 1 reading skills were observed to be in the low range and presented at risk for ongoing reading difficulties.

Intervention: 

Intervention Case 1 was provided with daily 3 0 minutes of one-on-one Tier (3) instruction. This instruction included using visual stimuli. Procedure : Case 1 matched printed word to color for 10 colors, when presented in a field of 4 to build student’s reading skills. Progress monitoring data collected during the intervention showed that Case 1 scored between 76 percent over 6 weeks of intervention. Progress monitoring data revealed that Case 1 made great progress when provided with visual stimuli over a 6 week period.

Data Graph: 

Data Graph

Summary of Problem: 

Summary of Problem Case 1 reading skills have demonstrated above average improvement for what is expected for preschool students at Southshore Elementary. The intervention designed to improve Case 1 reading skills resulted in above average results.

Possible Solutions: 

Possible Solutions The following recommendations are based on the currents assessment data and are offered for consideration by the team. Case 1 may continue to benefit from visual stimuli when struggling with reading difficulties. Case 1 is likely to benefit from small group instruction to aide him in reading skills.

Case Study 2: 

Case Study 2 Name: Case Study 2 D.O.B .: 7-27-04 Age at time of evaluation: 8 years 10 months Grade : 2 nd grade School: Freedom Crest Elementary Parent/Guardian: Lyn and Robert XXXXX Home Lang: English Date of Report: 6-8-12 Evaluator (s): Sonia Gutierrez

Area of Concern: 

Area of Concern Based on a second grade writing Rubric with levels 1-4 designed to assess student’s writing skills, Case Study 2 scored at a level 1 (below-basic). Case Study 2 is performing below grade level compared to his peers. At a level 1 Case Study 2 writing demonstrated a missing title, missing paragraph indent and handwriting was not neat and words were not evenly spaced. Based on the district’s CBM writing Rubric data indicated that student’s who score at level 1 (below-basic) are at risk of ongoing writing difficulties.

Intervention: 

Intervention Due to his score on the reading Rubric assessment taken on Thursday April 19 th Case Study 2 was provided with daily one-on-one Tier (3) writing instruction. Procedure : This instruction included using a cloud graphic organizer to build on the student’s writing. Progress monitoring data collected during the intervention showed that Case Study 2 scored in the average range of level 2 (76 percent) over 6 week period of intervention. Due to Case Study 2 limited progress, a new intervention of a token economy system was implemented which resulted in 2 min. of free choice after completion of writing prompt in addition to the graphic organizer .

Data Graph: 

Data Graph

Summary of Problem: 

Summary of Problem Case Study 2 current writing skills are well below what is expected of 2 nd grade students at Freedom Crest Elementary School. Two interventions designed to improve Case Study 2 writing skills resulted to have made Basic improvements. Case Study 2 is now able to write the title although occasionally forgets to capitalize correctly or forgets to places the title incorrectly on the paper. Case Study 2 papers have no noticeable margins and some ideas are out of order. Also, some sentences have incorrect structure with some spelling, capitalization and punctuation mistakes.

Possible Solutions: 

Possible Solutions The following recommendations are based on the current assessment data and are offered for consideration by the team: Case Study 2 may benefit from more intense writing instruction. He may need individualized daily writing instruction that focuses on mastering basic writing skills. Case Study 2 may also benefit from continuous use of graphic organizers. Case Study 2 teacher may also consider shortening his writing prompt to 5 complete sentences then increase gradually to meet his writing goal.

Case Study 3: 

Case Study 3 Name: Case Study 3 D.O.B.: 5-19-02 Age at time of evaluation: 10 years Grade: 4 th grade School: Freedom Crest Elementary Parent/Guardian: Glynnette and Seymour XXXXX Home Lang: English and Tagalong Date of Report: 6-8-12 Evaluator (s): Sonia Gutierrez

Area of Concern: 

Area of Concern AT the beginning of the 4 th grade Case Study 3 displayed difficulties with reading skills. On the Fall 2011 reading benchmark she scored below basic and on the Spring 2012 she had only made a slight improvement. The district’s CBM data indicated that students who scored below basic reading level were at risk of ongoing reading difficulties.

Intervention: 

Intervention Case Study 3 was provided with daily 30min. small-group reading instruction. This instruction included using a Reading Machine program to build Case Study 3 reading skills. Procedure : The Reading Machine program was designed to increase the student’s reading and comprehension level. Short one page stories were displayed. The student would input the page number code and the timer would begin after she would press the start button. The Reading Machine timed her reading improvement as well as the time it took her to answer the questions correctly and then gave her a score percentage. Progress monitoring data collected during the intervention showed that Case Study 3 scored between 43 percent over 6 weeks of intervention. Case Study 3 progress monitoring scores also indicated that she made average improvement in reading .

Data Graph: 

Data Graph

Summary of Problem: 

Summary of Problem Case Study 3 current reading skills are average of what is expected of 4 th grade students at Freedom Crest Elementary School. The intervention designed to improve Case Study 3 reading skills resulted in an average range progress.

Possible Solutions: 

Possible Solutions The following recommendations are based on the current assessment data and are offered for consideration by the team. Case Study 3 may benefit from one-to-one intensive reading instruction given the fact that although she participated in small group instruction she needed consistent prompting by the assessor. Case Study 3 may continue to benefit from the Reading Machine or any other computer based program to increase her interest in reading. The Reading Machine also challenges times and scores Case Study 3 reading skills.