Screening Tools Chart


This tools chart presents information about screening tools from the fifth annual review of screening tools by the Centers Technical Review Committee TRC. The columns include ratings from our TRC members on the technical rigor of the tool and information about the efficiency of implementation. Definitions of the technical standards can be found here. Additional information is provided below the chart.

Source: Center on Response to Intervention

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So What do I do Now? Strategies for Intensifying Intervention when Standard Approaches Don’t Work

4/29/2014 3:00 pm ET

Register now for NCII’s next webinar on Tuesday April 29th, 2014 from 3:00 – 4:15 pm ET. The webinar, So What do I do Now? Strategies for Intensifying Intervention when Standard Approaches Don’t Work, will be presented by Dr. Sharon Vaughn of the University of Texas Austin and Dr. Rebecca Zumeta of NCII. In the webinar, Drs. Vaughn and Zumeta will discuss approaches to intensifying academic interventions for students with significant and persistent needs. The presenters will address four categories of practice for intensification, with an emphasis on combining cognitive processing strategies with academic learning. Special educators, school psychologists, interventionists, classroom teachers, and school and district leaders are encouraged to attend. Click here to register.

Source: National Center on Intensive Intervention

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Updated Website: Center on Response to Intervention


The American Institutes for Research (AIR) ran the National Center on Response to Intervention (NCRTI) from 2007-2012 with a grant from the Office of Special Education Programs. When the Center’s federal funding ended in 2012, AIR took over upkeep and maintenance of the Center’s website and products.

The website’s updated look reflects this change, but products developed under the NCRTI name continue to be available and free to the public. We have, however, reorganized our site to make products easier for users to search and find.

Please note that as a result of revisions to the website, links embedded within documents may no longer be correct. To ensure you are able to access supplemental or related materials search by the title of the document on the website.

Source: Center on Response to Intervention

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Response to Intervention in Early Childhood (RTI-EC) Discussion |

NPDCI has invited two colleagues to share how they are involved in PD on RtI in early childhood in their state of Illinois.  Lynette Chandler, Professor and Program Coordinator for Special Education in the Department of Special and Early Education at Northern Illinois University, shares information from the preservice perspective and Robin Miller-Young, Student Services Coordinator at Prairie Children Preschool, from the inservice perspective.  We invite you to join their conversation.

Source: National Professional Development Center on Inclusion

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Response to Intervention in Early Childhood (RTI-EC) |

In a matter of a few short years, RTI has become a familiar phrase in the early childhood field. Because RTI is an emerging practice, it is critical that the early childhood field has a reliable source of information as programs begin to define and implement these practices. Representatives of three national organizations (The Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children (DEC), the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), and the National Head Start Association (NHSA)) participated in a process for developing guidance to the field. This included gathering national input from multiple sources (listening sessions, national experts, work groups). The National Professional Development Center on Inclusion (NPDCI) facilitated that process from September 2009 to December 2011, and developed a concept paper on RTI-EC that reflects the work completed during that time period.

Source: National Professional Development Center on Inclusion

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“Implementing Response to Intervention in Early Childhood Settings”

On Thursday, November 17, at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time, the RTI Action Network debued its newest RTI National Online Forum, “Implementing Response to Intervention in Early Childhood Settings: National, State, and Program Perspectives.”

This 80-minute webcast features a stimulating conversation with key experts on  the role RTI can play in child development through high quality instruction and targeted interventions matched to children’s learning needs.

Forum Description:  As educators across the country move toward implementing Response to Intervention (RTI) in early childhood settings, they face many questions about the steps they should take to ensure effective implementation. In this webinar, four nationally recognized experts  in RTI provide sound guidance on establishing multi-tiered systems of support for young children, with an overview of the essential components of RTI, new instructional strategies, policy considerations, emerging approaches to measurement and the supports needed for success.

Source: RTI National Action Network

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RTI Early Childhood Summit – Event Summary | Online Registration by Cvent

Monday, September 26, 2011 8:45 AM – Tuesday, September 27, 2011 5:00 PM Mountain Time

Join your colleagues from around the country for a fascinating, intense, two-day exploration of response to intervention.

Find out what research is being done, learn more about models that work, and participate in lively discussions about implementing tiered interventions for young children.

The 3rd Annual RTI Early Childhood Summit is designed for practitioners, program administrators, policymakers, parents, researchers–and you, of course!

This event is an activity of the Center on RTI in Early Childhood (CRTIEC) funded by the U.S. Department of Education through award #R324C080011

Source: Division of Early Childhood, Council for Exceptional Children

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