# Gap Analysis Worksheet

Student Name:
GAP ANALYSIS WORKSHEET
Date:
WHY we use GAP ANALYSIS:
Teacher:
Helps determine if or how a student is responding to a particular intervention
Helps determine how intense an intervention should be
HOW TO CALCULATE THE GAP (REMEMBER that the Gap is ALWAYS calculated at CURRENT GRADE level)
Step 1
The Gap is determined by dividing the CURRENT benchmark by CURRENT performance
Then we determine if the Gap is significant (guideline: anything above 2.0 is significant in elementary school )
Step 2 (what kind of progress is needed to close the gap??)
This step is determined by subtracting the CURRENT performance from the END OF YEAR benchmark
Divide this number by the amount of weeks left in the year
Is this a reasonable goal for this student?
OR
Determine reasonable amount to be made up per week for this student
Figure out how many weeks it will take for the student to accomplish this goal
STEP 1: DETERMINE GAP
Assessment used:
CURRENT GAP:
_______________/____________ = _____________
is it Significant?
Y
N
Current
/current
= CURRENT GAP
(significant =more than 2)
Benchmark
performance
Step 2: GAP ANALYSIS
_______________/ ________________ = ___________*
______________ - ____________ = _____________
Needed to catch up / weeks left in year
how many/much per week
End of Year
/current
= Needed to catch up
Benchmark
performance
OR
_________________/ _______________________= ___________*
Needed to catch up / how many/much per week
number of weeks
to meet goal
*Team to determine: Is closing this gap REALISTIC FOR THIS STUDENT? Comments? Plan?:
Worksheet created by Lisa Potter,
School Psychologist, School District 11
September 2008