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Core Component 3: Assessments and Data

The selected Web resources provide information needed to implement data collection and analysis that integrate the tools needed for RtII interventions and MTSS maintenance.

The websites selected provides resources needed to implement RtI2 and MTSS assessments, such as universal screening, diagnostics, progress monitoring, formative assessments, and to provide quality control feedback.

  1. Academic Progress Monitoring Tools Chart External link opens in new window or tab.  
    The Academic Progress Monitoring Tools Chart is designed to assist educators and families in becoming informed consumers who can select academic progress monitoring tools that best meet their individual needs. Center on Multi-Tiered System of Support at American Institutes for Research (AIR).

  2. California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) External link opens in new window or tab.
    Provides current information and resources about California's new statewide student assessment system established January 1, 2014, including links to the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, practice tests, test dates, and scoring information. California Department of Education.

  3. Curriculum Based Measurement Warehouse: Reading, Math, and Other Academic Assessments External link opens in new window or tab.
    Provides links to online curriculum-based measures (CBMs) for many subjects, including maze reading passages, and manuals on how to use CBMs, graph the results, and interpret the findings.

  4. Smarter Balanced Tools for Teachers
    Tools for Teachers is the new formative assessment component of the Smarter Balanced assessment system. It is an online collection of resources aligned with the Common Core State Standards that supports K–12 teachers in their use of the formative assessment process to adjust teaching to improve student learning.

  5. Distinguishing Between Tier 2 and Tier 3 Instruction in Order to Support Implementation of RTI External link opens in new window or tab.
    Presents the differences between Tier 2 and Tier 3 supplemental support in MTSS. The differences are described across (a) organizational factors, including time and group size, (b) assessment factors, including the level of problem analysis and frequency of progress monitoring, and (c) instructional factors as related to assessment results.

  6. Early Warning Systems External link opens in new window or tab.
    Provides Web-based tools and implementation support for middle school and high school personnel to gather and use information to support students who are at risk of academic failure and/or dropping out with both school-wide strategies and targeted interventions. (2011) National High School Center.

  7. Making Decisions About Adequate Progress in Tier 2 External link opens in new window or tab.
    Discusses identification of students not progressing adequately in Tier 2 and assists implementers in making informed decisions about selecting assessments and interventions. Provides specific tests and next-step suggestions. (2009) RTI Action Network.

  8. Measuring Student Engagement in Upper Elementary through High School: A Description of 21 Instruments External link opens in new window or tab.   
    Provides surveys that address key causes of low achievement at the secondary level – student boredom, social distractions, and high dropout rates – so that problem-solving teams have data for over-coming barriers to learning.

  9. Monitoring Student Progress for Behavioral Interventions External link opens in new window or tab.
    Provides training resources on methods available for behavioral progress monitoring and using progress monitoring data to make decisions about behavioral interventions. National Center on Intensive Intervention.

  10. Performance assessment re-emerging in schools External link opens in new window or tab.
    Provides information on how performance assessments are part of current data assessment systems as the Common Core Sate Standards are being implemented across the nation. Ross Brenneman of Education Week, March 4, 2014; reprinted by the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education.

  11. Problem-Attic External link opens in new window or tab.
    Provides 90,000 of screened questions from released International and State Assessments, Academic Competitions, etc. Searchable by topic or exam, items can be formatted for various needs and platforms, graded if not open-ended, and results displayed. (2013) EducAide Software.

  12. Progress Monitoring External link opens in new window or tab.
    Multiple resources on progress monitoring, including briefs, tools, modules, and PowerPoints on topics such as implementation strategies, quality tools, reading, math, secondary, and English learners. Center on Multi-Tiered Systems of Support at AIR.

  13. Progress Monitoring Tools Chart External link opens in new window or tab.
    Evidence-based progress monitoring tools that can be used to assess students’ academic performance, to quantify a student rate of improvement or responsiveness to instruction, and to evaluate the effectiveness of instruction. (NCII at AIR).

  14. Progress Monitoring Within a Response-to-Intervention Model External link opens in new window or tab.
    Provides information to assist educators make informed decisions when selecting and interpreting progress-monitoring measures. RTI Action Network.

  15. RTI for English Language Learners: Appropriately Using Screening and Progress Monitoring Tools to Improve Instructional Outcomes External link opens in new window or tab.
    This brief models how students' linguistic, cultural, and experiential backgrounds can guide appropriate screening, progress monitoring, and goal setting that will help promote English literacy. Center on Multi-Tiered System of Support at AIR.

  16. School-Wide Screening External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)
    Provides a resource section listing screening tools for identifying students who need extra support in reading. Additional sections: Definition and Features, Structures, Roles, and Responsibilities, Methods and Procedures, Essential Task List for School-Wide Screening, Standards for Judging High-quality School-Wide Screening. (2006) National Research Center on Learning Disabilities.

  17. Screening Tools Chart External link opens in new window or tab.
    When selecting screening tools, teams consider their needs, context, and priorities as well as the technical adequacy of the measures. These resources help teams to select academic and behavioral screening tools. National Center on Intensive Intervention.
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Last Reviewed: Friday, September 18, 2020