This collection of resources provides information about screening. Universal screening assessments are typically brief, conducted with all students at a grade level, and followed by additional testing or short-term progress monitoring to corroborate students’ risk status. In screening, attention should focus on fidelity of implementation and selection of evidence-based tools, with consideration for cultural and linguistic responsiveness and recognition of student strengths.
The Screening Tools Chart presents information about screening tools from annual reviews of screening tools by the Center's Technical Review Committee (TRC).
The Center on Response to Intervention and the National Center on Intensive Intervention have established a standard process to evaluate the scientific rigor of commercially available tools and interventions that can be used in an RTI context. Together, these two Centers conduct annual reviews of tools and interventions.
In this webinar, Dr. John Hosp, Associate Professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of Iowa and member of the Center's technical review committee for screening tools, shares rubrics for evaluating screening and progress tools and describes the process used by the Iowa Department of Education to apply these rubrics.
The Center on Response to Intervention, in collaboration with the National Center on Intensive Intervention, has established a standard process to evaluate the scientific rigor of commercially available tools and interventions that can be used in an RTI context. Together, these two Centers conduct annual reviews of tools and interventions in the following three domains: Screening, Progress Monitoring, and Academic Intervention Programs.
This learning modules provides a more in depth look at screening and considerations for implementation in a district or school. It provides an overview of the purpose, focus, and timeframe of screening and a demonstration of the screening tools chart.
This series of self-paced learning modules provides an introduction to the screening component of Response to Intervention (RTI). The series also provides an overview of how to use screening data to make informed decisions about RTI implementation and how to establish a screening process. While these learning modules can be used alone, they are part of a series of learning modules focused on RTI implementation. View the whole series here.
The Screening Tools Chart was developed to assist educators and families in becoming informed consumers who can select screening tools that best meet their individual needs. The Center's Technical Review Committee (TRC) on Screening independently established a set of criteria for evaluating the scientific rigor of screening tools. The TRC rated each submitted tool against these criteria but did not compare it to other tools on the chart.
This page provides an overview of the technical ratings for the Screening Tools Chart.
RTI for English Language Learners: Appropriately Using Screening and Progress Monitoring Tools to Improve Instructional Outcomes
This brief provides a framework for using Response to Intervention (RTI) with students who are English Language Learners (ELLs) from Hispanic backgrounds. It examines the characteristics of these students, defines the RTI process, and then models how students’ linguistic, cultural, and experiential backgrounds can guide appropriate screening, progress monitoring, and goal setting that will help promote English literacy. The brief concludes with a case study that provides specific recommendations for how to apply screening and progress monitoring with ELLs. The accompanying placemat was developed to provide an overview of specific considerations for ELLs when implementing the four essential components of a RTI framework.