Local preschool staff who make data-driven decisions in MTSS collect the evidence needed using sound universal screening and progress monitoring measures.
- Universal Screening Measures: They are brief enough that they can be administered by staff to all children in the program in a day or two.
- Progress Monitoring Measures: They can be repeated frequently to measure growth over time. These measures have age-based comparatives helping to decide whether an individual child’s performances indicates that they would benefit from a change in intervention.
Universal screening and progress monitoring measures are NOT:
- Comprehensive measures of all of the literacy skills a child does or does not know
- Designed for special education eligibility decision making