RTI2 Universal Screener (Grades 3-8)
REQUIRED BY STATE OF TENNESSEE
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.
Screening Window #2: January 8-29, 2020
Screening Window #3: May 1-20, 2010
Length of Assessment
This adaptive assessment has a reading/fluency and mathematics component – each lasting approximately 20 minutes.