Screen all students for potential reading problems in the beginning and middle of the year.

Effective RtI begins with universal student screenings. Research shows that teachers can use beginning- and middle-of-the-year screenings in the primary grades to accurately predict future reading performance. Accurate identification of at-risk students requires efficient, reliable, and valid measures of appropriate grade-level reading skills. Setting cut-point scores allows schools to identify an initial pool of students who may require interventions. Because no single assessment is perfectly reliable, schools should engage regular progress monitoring to track at-risk students' achievement. A building-level intervention team can help coordinate the staff and resources needed to implement a schoolwide screening process.

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Screening Implementation Self-Assessment

The three activities included in this tool provide building-level leadership teams and school administrators with a framework for reflecting on the implementation and quality of their universal...

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RtI School Leadership Checklist

Download this checklist to help develop a plan for creating a building-level leadership team to facilitate establishment of an RtI framework. The checklist addresses staffing, resources, key...

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06/20/2014
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Learning Together About Universal Screening

Use this tool to plan a staff development meeting to review the universal screening recommendation and learn about the purpose of a universal screening system, appropriate measures for assessing...

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Screening Tools Chart

This chart from the National Center on Response to Intervention (NCRTI) identifies screening tools by content area and rates each tool based on classification accuracy, generalizability,...

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06/20/2014
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Schoolwide Screening: Guidelines, Resources, Example

The RtI manual produced by the National Research Center on Learning Disabilities (NRCLD) includes a schoolwide screening section that outlines the features of universal screening, describes its...

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06/20/2014
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Screening Decision Rules

This graphic illustrates an RtI early identification process conducted in Oregon schools. Decision rules for reading in kindergarten and grades 1 through 5, Spanish literacy, and behavior are...

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06/20/2014
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Universal Screening—Establishing District Benchmarks

This 2009 PowerPoint presentation by Dr. Heistad, Executive Director of Research, Evaluation and Assessment for the Minneapolis Public Schools, describes universal screening measures, clarifies...

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06/20/2014
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School Leadership Team Process

Download a team process outline and data forms used by RtI teams in Oregon schools to identify students and plan interventions. The file review worksheet helps staff organize data. Listen to the...

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06/20/2014
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Creating a Building-Level Team

Creating a Building-Level Team

An elementary school principal describes what is needed to create an effective RtI leadership team. Team responsibilities at this school include data collection, data interpretation, and...

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06/20/2014
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The Power of Data

The Power of Data

An experienced principal talks about the significance of data for planning instruction, importance of using grade-level common assessments to enable staff collaboration, and the role of...

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06/20/2014
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Screening and Intervention Record Forms

Download the screening forms used by RtI data teams in Pennsylvania schools to record student performance, goals, targeted skills, instructional strategies, and decisions made regarding student...

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06/20/2014
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Conducting Universal Screening

Conducting Universal Screening

A literacy coach at an elementary school discusses the purpose, scheduling, and administration of universal screening. She explains how the use of screening data has changed instruction at this...

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