This collection of resources provides information about progress monitoring. Progress monitoring is used to assess students’ academic performance, to quantify a student rate of improvement or responsiveness to instruction, and to evaluate the effectiveness of instruction. Progress monitoring can be implemented with individual students or an entire class. In progress monitoring, attention should focus on fidelity of implementation and selection of evidence-based tools, with consideration for cultural and linguistic responsiveness and recognition of student strengths.
This collection of resources provides information about screening. Universal screening assessments are typically brief, conducted with all students at a grade level, and followed by additional testing or short-term progress monitoring to corroborate students’ risk status. In screening, attention should focus on fidelity of implementation and selection of evidence-based tools, with consideration for cultural and linguistic responsiveness and recognition of student strengths.
The Center on Response to Intervention and the National Center on Intensive Intervention have established a standard process to evaluate the scientific rigor of commercially available tools and interventions that can be used in an RTI context. The review process consists of five steps: (1) Submission from Vendors; (2) First- and Second-Level Review; (3) Interim Communication with Vendors; (4) Third-Level Review; (5) Finalization and Publication of Results. A detailed description of each of these steps follows.
This collection of resources provides information about the multi-level prevention system. The multi-level prevention system includes three levels of intensity or prevention. The primary prevention level includes high quality core instruction. The secondary level includes evidence-based intervention(s) of moderate intensity. The tertiary prevention level includes individualized intervention(s) of increased intensity for students who show minimal response to secondary prevention. The primary level may be known as Tier I, the secondary level as Tier II, and the tertiary level as Tier III or intensive intervention.