Thursday, September 23, 2010 Is Officially Live

We are very proud to announce that is now live!!! We have been working on GRĀPS for the past 4 years and are finally ready to release it to educators across the country.  GRĀPS was developed because, as school psychologists, we felt a need for a tool that allowed educators to track and analyze student progress with easy and efficiency.  When we first started, we were using graph paper and pencils, and trying to calculate students’ Rate of Improvement (RoI) by hand.  Now, 4 years later, we think that we have developed a tool that will be very useful to all educators using an RTI model and/or tracking student progress.  Please leave us feedback via this blog, the website, email, twitter or facebook so that we can continue to improve this tool to make it as user-friendly as possible.  Thank you very much and feel free to share this website.

More information about GRĀPS:

The Graphic Representation of Academic Progress System (GRĀPS) is a data storage and analysis program, on an Excel platform, that can be used with any CBM or assessment that produces quantitative data. GRĀPS can be used by administrators, teachers and Student Assistance Teams to easily store and analyze data. This will help to determine if the current programs or interventions are effective, or  if there is a need for modification, which is one of the foundations of Response to Intervention (RtI).  GRĀPS can be used by special education teachers to provide data, based on the student's own performance, that is needed to develop present levels and meaningful goals on an IEP.  Teachers and special education teachers can also use GRĀPS to easily develop progress reports for IEP teams and parents.  School psychologists can use GRĀPS to assist in determining eligibility for special education and to incorporate graphs of RtI data into their psychoeducational evaluation reports.

The GRĀPS is able to:

  • store individual student progress monitoring data
  • automatically calculate the student’s growth (using either a Linear Regression model or “Last Minus First” method)
  • display appropriate growth rates
  • develop goals relative to the individual student’s baseline level
  • display this information in numeric forms
  • automatically displays information in a graphic form with goal line, trend line, aim line and benchmark line
  • convert individual student progress monitoring data into IEP goals and objectives
  • display data for progress reports for IEP teams, teachers, and parents

Again, thank you so much and please leave us feedback.

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