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.
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.
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.
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.
Watch and listen as Dr. Allison Gandhi addresses this question.
In this webinar, Dr. Allison Gandhi, provides an overview of the screening, progress monitoring, and instructional tools charts, describes the information that they provide, and walks through the process that teams can use when selecting an appropriate tool to support RTI implementation.
In this video developed for the Illinois Center for School Improvement, Dr. Rebecca Zumeta Edmonds discusses how screening tools can provide a more accurate measure of at-risk students within the context of a multi-tiered system of supports.
Watch and listen as Whitney Donaldson addresses this question.