Best Practices in Universal Screening

There is broad agreement that schools should implement early screening and intervention programs. State legislation generally favors the use of universal screening within schools across grades K-2.

Audience: 
Schools & Districts
Topic: 
Screening
Commonalities Across Definitions of Dyslexia

This infographic highlights common definitions of dyslexia, and identifies core dimensions of dyslexia shared across those definitions.

Audience: 
Schools & Districts, State Agencies
Topic: 
Dyslexia, Screening

Screening assessments can help capture each child’s reading and language strengths and weaknesses in key early stages of development.

Audience: 
Schools & Districts
Topic: 
Screening
Core Considerations for Selecting a Screener

There are many available screeners for reading and other education or social-emotional outcomes. This brief outlines important things to consider when choosing and using a screener.

Audience: 
Schools & Districts
Topic: 
Screening

This infographic compares different approaches to screening fourth and fifth grade students to determine which most accurately identified risk of reading difficulties.

Audience: 
Schools & Districts, State Agencies
Topic: 
Screening
Four Questions to Ask After Universal Screening

Screening for dyslexia risk should be part of a decision-making framework that answers four fundamental questions.

Audience: 
Schools & Districts
Topic: 
Screening
Route to Reading: Inspect the Manual - Screening & Assessment

You and the school can discuss key assessment tools, rubrics, grading criteria, or strategies to determine together if your child is successful in learning literacy content, skills, or completing an assignment.

Audience: 
Parents & Families
Topic: 
Partnerships, Screening
Screening for Emergent Literacy During Well Visits

This infographic explores The Reading House (TRH), a children’s book designed to assess emergent skills in 3-4 year-old children during pediatric wellness visits.

Audience: 
Schools & Districts, State Agencies
Topic: 
Assessments, Screening
Understanding Screening: Bias

When evaluating the quality of any screening tool, it is important to determine whether or not the assessment is biased against different groups of students. We want to ensure that students do not receive higher or lower scores on an assessment for reasons other than the primary skill or trait that is being tested.

Audience: 
Schools & Districts
Topic: 
Screening
Understanding Screening: Classification Accuracy

Classification accuracy is a key characteristic of screening tools. A goal in classification accuracy is to correctly identify issues that result in a later problem and situations in which the scores identify issues that do not result in a later problem.

Audience: 
Schools & Districts
Topic: 
Screening
Understanding Screening: Overall Screening and Assessment

Assessment is a process of collecting information. Screening is an assessment process that helps teachers identify students who are at risk for not meeting grade-level learning goals.

Audience: 
Parents & Families, Schools & Districts
Topic: 
Screening
Understanding Screening: Reliability

Reliability is the consistency of a set of scores that are designed to measure the same thing. Reliability is a statistical property of scores that must be demonstrated rather than assumed.

Audience: 
Schools & Districts
Topic: 
Screening
Understanding Screening: Sample Representativeness

Sample representativeness is an important piece to consider when evaluating the quality of a screening assessment. If you are trying to determine whether or not the screening tool accurately measures children’s skills, you want to ensure that the sample that is used to validate the tool is representative of your population of interest.

Audience: 
Schools & Districts
Topic: 
Screening
Understanding Screening: Validity

Validity is broadly defined as how well something measures what it’s supposed to measure. The reliability and validity of scores from assessments are two concepts that are closely knit together and feed into each other.

Audience: 
Schools & Districts
Topic: 
Screening