It can be challenging to navigate the many subtests that can be used in universal screening! Skilled reading involves the integration of many subskills. This chart can be used to identify the most pressing need for instruction. For older students – start at the top and work your way down to find the lowest barrier skill. For younger students learning to read (Kindergarten and grade 1), start at the bottom and work your way up to find the next skill to teach.
Early reading screening is an evidence-based way for educators and leaders to understand student and system risk. This document supports educators in understanding and making decisions about assessment and instruction.