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SpringMath by Sourcewell Receives Highest Possible Ratings from National Center on Intensive Intervention


Staples, Minn. — SpringMath, an award winning, complete MTSS solution for math, recently received the highest possible rating for fall classification accuracy in every grade submitted to the National Center on Intensive Intervention (NCII).

SpringMath author Dr. Amanda VanDerHeyden said, “The SpringMath team is proud to once again have our work validated by NCII. We have expanded the number of grades for which we have offered evidence, including middle school, and we now have the highest rated kindergarten screening tool! These ratings offer further evidence of the quality of our assessments, which are novel in this space.”

NCII is the premier site for rating intervention and assessment tools for education. Funded by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), NCII is comprised of national content and methodological experts who review assessments and interventions. The ratings are designed to evaluate the technical adequacy of screening tools, progress monitoring tools and interventions programs to assist educators in the adoption of tools that address their needs.

SpringMath assessments build upon the decades of research around the science of  curriculum-based assessment. High-quality assessments determine student needs and determine which intervention to provide to students. Assessments used in education need to be efficient, sensitive to change, and they need to measure exactly what is taught each week. Since 2018, NCII has recognized SpringMath’s strong classification accuracy.  Learn more about SpringMath’s novel  assessment approach.

“Valid and reliable assessments are the backbone of any intervention tool, ensuring the most efficacious interventions possible are being delivered. We are so proud to be providing a best-in-class solution that is helping students across the country improve their performance in math,” Dr. VanDerHeyden shared.

In addition to ratings of the SpringMath assessments, the NCII site also includes reviews of two randomized-controlled trials on the academic interventions chart. These rigorous studies demonstrate the effectiveness of SpringMath’s interventions. The NCII Intervention Taxonomy Brief describes how SpringMath addresses each of the areas of the taxonomy of intervention intensity to maximize effectiveness.

SpringMath has an active research agenda and collaborates with MTSS leaders across the country to advance the understanding of the science and to benefit the students using its interventions.  Dr. Amanda VanDerHeyden and colleagues have published 42 peer-reviewed journal articles in addition to books, book chapters, and policy guides focusing on math intervention, measurement, and MTSS since 2000. Dr. VanDerHeyden is also one of the founders and contributors to the  Science of Math movement.

About SpringMath by Sourcewell 

SpringMath by Sourcewell is an  award-winning, complete, schoolwide, MTSS solution. SpringMath engages both teachers and students — increasing confidence and long-term understanding. Combining streamlined tools for assessment, reporting, and intervention, SpringMath provides a clear path to math mastery in just minutes a day.

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