WS22: Assessment and Intervention for Written Expression Deficits Sessions and Workshops Qualifying for NASP and APA-Approved Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Documentation

Wednesday, February 22

  • 7:30–10:30 a.m.
  • CPD Credit Hour(s): 3
  • Skill Level: II
  • Members: $80
    Non-Members: $115

Compelling evidence shows that effective screening and use of progress-monitoring tools in math and reading can identify struggling learners and determine whether students are benefiting from instruction or targeted interventions. Less information is available regarding evidence-based assessment and instructional strategies in written expression.

This workshop is intended to provide valid and up-to-date information on curriculum-based measures of writing and the instructional strategies designed to improve the writing skills of pre-K–12 students. At the conclusion of the workshop, attendees will be able to

  • Explain how to implement best practice methodologies in the use of screeners and formative assessments of written expression at all grade levels, and
  • Identify evidence-based instructional techniques and interventions in written expression.

Speaker(s): Jacalyn W. Weissenburger, PhD, University of Wisconsin–Stout, Menomonie,

Jacalyn W. Weissenburger, PhD, University of Wisconsin–Stout, Menomonie, Jacalyn W. Weissenburger, PhD, has 19 years' experience in pre-K–12 schools. Having earned her doctorate in educational psychology from the University of Minnesota in 2003, Dr. Weissenburger is the associate vice chancellor at the University of Wisconsin–Stout. She conducts research and presents regularly in the areas of response to intervention and curriculum-based measurement. She has considerable interest and experience in using formative assessment practices to inform instruction in written expression.

, Fred Provenzano, PhD, NCSP, is a licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist in private practice, and is also an affiliate faculty member of the school psychologist training program at the University of Washington. He is the Western Region representative to the NASP Ethical and Professional Practices Committee.