How Universal Screening Identifies At-Risk Students

There is widespread agreement among education researchers and experts that universal screening is central to an effective RTI program. Implemented as part of a Tier 1 Intervention, universal screening identifies current or potential academic deficits for every student. Issues with Single-Stage Screening Universal screening instruments may include Curriculum-Based Measures (CBMs) such as regular classroom tests,…

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The Key Role of Tiered Intervention

Researchers agree that a tiered system of intervention is critical to an effective RTI model. The tiered design includes three, increasingly intensive, levels of intervention depending on a student’s needs and ability to successfully respond to a customized learning plan. Tier 1, Level 1, or Primary Intervention is, in essence, regular instruction delivered in the…

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