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Efficacy of the POMDP-RTI Approach for Early Reading Intervention

Title: The Efficacy of the POMDP-RTI Approach for Early Reading Intervention.
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Name(s): Almond, Russell, author
Tokac, Umit, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Date Issued: 2016-06-25
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: A POMDP is a tool for planning: selecting a policy that will lead to an optimal outcome. Response to intervention (RTI)is an approach to instruction, where teachers craft individual plans for students based on the results of progress monitoring tests. Current practice assigns students into tiers of instruction at each time point based on cutscores on the most recent test. This paper explores whether a tier assignment policy determined by a POMDP model in a RTI setting offer advantages over the current practice. Simulated data sets were used to compare the two approaches; the model had a single latent reading construct and two observed reading measures: Phoneme Segmentation Fluency (PSF) for phonological awareness and Nonsense Word Fluency (NWF) for phonological decoding. The two simulation studies compared how the students were placed into instructional groups using the two approaches, POMDP-RTI and RTI. This paper explored the efficacy of using a POMDP to select and apply appropriate instruction.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1472577282 (IID)
Publication Note: Publisher's version also available at http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1663/bmaw2016_paper_6.pdf
Preferred Citation: Tokac, U., & Almond, R. G. The Efficacy of the POMDP-RTI Approach for Early Reading Intervention.
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1472577282
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Bayesian Modeling Applications Workshop 2016.
Issue: vol. 13

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Almond, R., & Tokac, U. (2016). The Efficacy of the POMDP-RTI Approach for Early Reading Intervention. Bayesian Modeling Applications Workshop 2016. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1472577282