The Relevance of Pedagogical Diagnostics in RIM
Corresponding to the US-American RTI approach, diagnostic procedures and ensuing supporting interventions are combined in the Rügen Inclusion Model. In general, the process of pedagogical diagnostics involves three components:
- First of all, screenings are conducted on a regular basis during the school year as part of the primary level of prevention (therefore every child is being tested). In this way, students who are at risk of poor learning outcomes can be identified.
- Furthermore, curriculum-based measurements are conducted on a monthly basis on the primary level and additionally on a weekly basis on the secondary and tertiary level during the school year. As a result, we get information about the effectiveness of the lessons and interventions.
- Eventually, children that show poor learning outcomes get a more profound evaluation as part of the secondary level of prevention in order to minimize their learning and development disabilities. Navigation systems for the subjects Mathematics and German were designed at the University of Rostock that serve as diagnostic and supporting manuals (Mathematics-Navi, Reading-Navi, Writing-Navi).
Altogether, this procedure is applied in the subjects of German and Mathematics as well as for the learning field of speech development. Moreover, the process can be varied and adjusted for the socio-emotional development and in the area of social inclusion.
The RIM-team has summarized the most important facts and information about each diagnostic procedure → in these briefings.
In 2011 the University of Rostock designed and has provided ever since an internet platform, which helps teachers to document and evaluate the learning progress of school children. You can find out more about the documentation program → here.
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National Center on Response to Intervention (2010). Essential Components of RTI – A Closer Look at Response to Intervention. Washington, DC. Available online at <http://www.rti4success.org/resource/essential-components-rti-closer-look-response-intervention>. 13 March 2014.