In schools, most assessments used fall into the category of "mastery measures", but screening is a "general outcome measure". Progress monitoring includes "general outcomes measures", as well. Because these measures may not look exactly like what we teach, many educators will question their value. Understanding the differences between the two types of measures is integral to using the data effectively and for the right purpose in a prevention system.
Source: National Center on Student Progress Monitoring
The National Center on Response for Intervention evaluates screening tools for technical rigor and efficiency. Note: This is not an exhaustive list as tools must be submitted for review.
Source: National Center on Response to Intervention
PLEASE NOTE THE SCREENING AND PROGRESS MONITORING TOOLS ARE OFTEN THE SAME TOOL (with evaluation based on use for that purpose)
The National Center on Intensive Intervention evaluates progress monitoring tools for technical rigor and efficiency. Note: This is not an exhaustive list as tools must be submitted for review.
Academic General Outcome:
Source: National Center on Intensive Intervention
It is best practice to inform parents that their child is screened and/or progress monitored. See the following tutorials for draft resources to explain to parents the reason for these practices as well as how to read their child's report.
Source: RI MTSS Draft Resources