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Screening

Screening occurs three times each year at the beginning, middle, and end of the year. All students are screened at grade level to identify those who are significantly ahead or behind their peers. Screening is done in math and reading using Path Driver. The reading test has two parts, ORF (oral reading fluency) and Maze (comprehension). For additional information about what screening data really means, click this link.

Medical analogy: Screening is like going to the doctor for a check-up. It is a temperature check only. It is NOT diagnostic. If a high temperature exists, then the doctor will schedule additional tests to determine what the underlying problem is. Medicine (intervention) would not be given until a diagnosis was made based on data gathered from the additional tests.

Survey Level Assessments

Additional assessments given to students who appear to need additional help. Used to pinpoint what skills the student is deficient in so that intervention is targeted.

Medical analogy: The doctor orders additional tests like blood work, MRI, X-Rays to determine exactly what the problem is and how best to treat it. It would not make sense to prescribe medicine to a patient until the condition is identified. It does not make sense to put a student in a random intervention class without knowing what the skill deficit is.

Progress Monitoring

Quick assessment that is skill targeted given either weekly or every other week to determine if the intervention is working. Because the assessment must be sensitive to change, it should be given at the instructional level at which the student is working. Additional assessment should be given monthly at grade level to assess if the gap is closing. Since students who are in intervention are behind their peers, it is important to monitor progress at both instructional and grade level.

Medical analogy: The doctor will want to follow-up with the patient to see if the treatment is working. There are many tests he can use to assess how a patient is doing. Some are short term assessments, like pain scales, while others are more long term like an MRI.

Kindergarten & First Grade

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