Featuring real-world examples and instructional strategies for Grades 6–12, this research-based book provides the guidance secondary administrators need to implement RTI and improve student outcomes.
Chapter 4: Universal Screening
Definition: What is Universal Screening?
Universal screening is the assessment of all students to determine who is at risk for academic and behavioral difficulties. The primary purpose of screening in an RTI framework is to identify those students who, without further intervention, will be likely to develop academic problems at a later time. Screening measures are generally characterized by the administration of brief assessments that are strongly predictive of the condition we are attempting to identify and that typically result in classification in one of two groups: (a) those who are at risk for poor academic outcomes and (b) those not at risk for poor academic outcomes.
The usefulness of a screening instrument is judged by its ability to correctly categorize students into these ...