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

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.

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