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Screening tools, or assessments, are used as a "quick check" to determine if there is a need to look more closely to see if a student is struggling with things. One possible result of a screening assessment is that a more thorough, diagnostic assessment tool would be used to determine if there is, indeed, any specific support or strategy needed. Screening tools are not designed to be diagnostic -- their purpose is to alert the teacher that a closer look may be needed.
There are many different types of screening tools available, some requiring specific training on their use. Information about each screener is available on the Approved List page.
See the list of district approved screening tools and assessments.