- includes a brief assessment for students in a specific grade level, then additional testing
- help identify which students are at risk for poor learning outcomes.
- considers students strengths, cultural responsiveness and linguistics
1. Universal Screening
- tracking students' academic performance and rates of improvement to monitor student growth. - evaluates the success of classroom instruction for improving individual or classroom student learning. -compare the efficacy of different forms of instruction - students assessed at regular intervals
2. Progress Monitoring
- individualized intervention for students who have little response to the primary or secondary prevention levels - address student needs through the use of assessment data, validated interventions, and research-based instruction or behavior support strategies
- students identified as at-risk for poor learning outcomes - targeted, supplemental instruction to small groups.
- district curriculum and instructional practices, evidence-based - focused on high-quality core instruction
- Use explicit decision rules to assess student progress (e.g. state and district benchmarks, level and/or rate)