You say that your daughter has made "huge progress" in the MTA program so I am puzzled as to why the school district is proposing to discontinue it and switch to a different program with a different sequence.
The programs are not interchangeable.
The MTA program (Multisensory Teaching Approach) and the Wilson program do not teach skills in the same sequence. Therefore, switching from one program to another will require starting at a lower level in order to fill in gaps.
The Wilson program consists of 12 Steps. Your daughter's progress in Wilson will (should) be tracked with the Wilson Assessment of Decoding and Encoding (WADE) and by a post-test at the end of every Step.
The Wilson program instructions say that the WADE
After the WADE is administered the scores on the various parts are summarized in the "WADE - Summary of Scores" and the "Mastery Report".
The WADE also contains a "Report of Wilson Instruction" and a "Skills Report".
The Report of Wilson Instruction reports the Step and Sub-step the student is on and the percent of mastery of
The Skills Report rates 23 skills related to
Ask for these reports when your daughter starts the Wilson program and each time the WADE is administered for progress monitoring. The post-test at the end of each Step covers Reading, Concepts, and Spelling.
Ask for these reports as part of the progress monitoring and reporting on
progress toward the annual IEP goals.
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