Screening Assessment Within a Multi-Tiered System of Support: Current Practices, Advances, and Next Steps Chapter uri icon


  • Within multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS), screening assessments play an important role in identifying students who are in need of supplemental support strategies. In this chapter, the authors review the tools and methods commonly used in MTSS for academic skills screening, identify limitations with these practices, and highlight potential areas of improvement regarding assessment methods and content of screening tools, decision-making processes used to identify students in need of support, and methods used for evaluating screening tools. A set of recommendations and directions for future work are offered for advancing screening assessment and improving decision-making processes in schools with MTSS.

author list (cited authors)

  • Clemens, N. H., Keller-Margulis, M. A., Scholten, T., & Yoon, M.

citation count

  • 41

complete list of authors

  • Clemens, Nathan H||Keller-Margulis, Milena A||Scholten, Timothy||Yoon, Myeongsun

editor list (cited editors)

  • Jimerson, S. R., Burns, M. K., & VanDerHeyden, A. M.

Book Title

  • Handbook of Response to Intervention

publication date

  • September 2016