Volume 6, Issue 4 (Winter 2012)
Implementing Interventions and Progress Monitoring Subsequent to Universal Screening
Kimberly J. Vannest
ABSTRACT: Prevention, intervention, and progress monitoring are critical features of the multilevel model of service delivery currently recommended by both leaders in the field and federal regulation. When well designed and carried out with high fidelity these programs can dramatically improve outcomes for students across grade levels. In addition, when programs match intervention to problems and include training, capacity in faculty and staff increases. This article provides a tested and working model for implementing interventions and progress monitoring after universal screening. The common questions are addressed and some practical, fieldtested options are provided, as no one-size-fits-all is a realistic solution. Schools and districts have flexibility to meet student needs and maximize capacity while employing scientifically based practices that exploit the data available through universal screening.