Data Mountain is a program that teaches three self-determination skills: positive attributions, self-monitoring, and goal setting. Instruction of these skills is situated within the context of oral reading fluency (ORF) practice. There is evidence of positive impacts to ORF performance when instructors teach students to self-monitor and set goals related to ORF performance, specifically when using the Data Mountain program (Didion & Toste, 2021). Further, the Data Mountain program teaches students to connect their use of strategies to goal achievement. We provide detailed guidelines and examples of how to train students to self-monitor and goal set, as well as implement the Data Mountain program alongside repeated ORF practice.
Climb Data Mountain: How Components of Self-Determination Can Support Oral Reading Fluency Practice
TEACHING Exceptional Children