Universal Screening in Educational Settings

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Universal Screening in Educational Settings

The concept of universal screening stems from the theory that academic and behavioral difficulties develop in much the same way that medical problems develop; they start relatively small but if left untreated, become more intense and difficult to remedy. Universal screening is the use of an assessment with all students in a population to identify which students would benefit from preventive interventions, and to determine whether the educational environment is meeting students’ needs. Universal screening is data-based assessment because it involves using objective means to make decisions that have historically been made subjectively.
Kettler, R.J., Glover, T.A., Albers, C.A., & Feeney-Kettler, K.A. (Eds.). (2014). Universal screening in educational settings: Evidence-based decision making for schools. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. doi:10.1037/14316-000
Kettler, R.J., & Albers, C.A. (2013). Predictive validity of curriculum-based measurement and teacher ratings of academic achievement. Journal of School Psychology, 51(4), 499-515. doi:10.1016/j.jsp.2013.02.004
Kettler, R.J. (2012). Teachers as screening tests: Two decades of concurrent evidence for teacher judgments. The International Journal of Educational and Psychological Assessment, 10(1), 71-82.
Feeney-Kettler, K.A., Kratochwill, T.R., & Kettler, R.J. (2011). Identification of preschool children at risk for emotional and behavioral disorders: Development and validation of a universal screening system. Journal of School Psychology, 49(2), 197-216. doi:10.1016/j.jsp.2011.02.001
Kettler, R.J., & Feeney-Kettler, K.A. (2011). Screening systems and decision-making at the preschool level: Application of a comprehensive validity framework. Psychology in the Schools, 48(5), 430-441.
Assessment
Validity analyses
Assessment, Academic
Assessment, Behavior


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