Anatomy of our Universal Screener
Screener Assessments have a large grouping of items that address a broad range of cognitive constructs at varied depth levels, from knowledge to evaluation. Our test items have been calibrated for grade and subject appropriateness and work together to yield a better view of students’ cognitive abilities.
Why deliver Screeners with Ed Tech Soft’s XLR8?
Using Ed Tech Soft’s XLR8, educators can administer Screeners in a single class, across an entire
grade, throughout a school, or across an entire district. Teachers and administrators have instant access to reports that measure and diagnose:
- Instruction readiness
- Weak strand-level areas
- Baseline learning levels
- Measure students’ cognitive growth over time
- and much more
Common Core aligned Universal Screeners in Math and ELA
These are brief assessments used to identify students who may be at risk for difficulties in a broad range of curriculum-based skills in Mathematics and ELA. Their primary purpose is to predict for teachers which of their students may need additional instruction in order to meet their grade-level goals.
- E/LA: Grades K-12; Math: grades K-12; NGSS: Coming 2018-2019
- 3 per year: Fall, Winter and Spring
- 40 minutes per assessment (Configurable)
More About Our Universal Screeners
Universal Screeners are assessments used to determine student readiness before engaging in a new body of instruction. In states or districts that may already have a benchmark/standard assessment solution for discovering skill gaps, our screeners supply a deeper level of detail that educators need to effectively pinpoint interventions.
Ed Tech Soft’s methodology for Universal Screeners enables educators to determine if students are on-track or at-risk for meeting expectations. Our reporting features also help educators calibrate the intensity of instructional supports or supplemental interventions needed for students who are at-risk for not meeting expectations. Our Screeners are grounded in psychometric research, characterized by state-of-the-art items that are not biased toward students with ELL or Special Education identification.