RTI2 Universal Screening Assessment (K-2)



Purpose & Use
The Tennessee State Board of Education has approved Special Education Guidelines and Standards regarding Evaluations for Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD). As stated in the Guiding Principles, RTI2 is a process focused on prevention and early intervention that uses assessment data for instruction, intervention, and transitions between tiers. Assessment is a major component of the RTI2 Framework. Data derived from assessment informs the data-based decision-making process.
An LEA must administer a nationally normed, skills-based universal screener. A universal screener is a brief screening assessment of academic skills (i.e. basic reading skills, reading fluency, reading comprehension, math calculation, math problem solving, written expression) administered to ALL students to determine whether students demonstrate the skills necessary to achieve grade-level standards.
Proposed Administration Window
  • Screening Window #1: August 28, 2024 – September 15, 2024  
  • Screening Window #2: January 8 – 26, 2025  
  • Screening Window #3: April 24, 2025 – May 14, 2025  


Length of Assessment
This adaptive assessment has a reading/fluency and mathematics component – each lasting approximately 20 minutes.
Results to Parents & Students
Results of the screener will be shared with parents in a timely manner after the district testing window is completed.
For additional information about RTI2, please refer to this TDOE link.  

Looking ahead: 

  • Test schedules are released by the district prior to the start of each school year. They will likely mirror the dates above, but cannot be confirmed until after the school year starts.