Hitting a Moving Target: Implementing Advances in Universal Screening

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 1,5
  • Skill Level: Advanced
  • Session 4: Assessment and Intervention in an RTI Framework

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. explain the steps to adopting an evidence-based assessment approach to other stakeholders in their schools and district.
  2. apply these principles to interpret screening data their schools are currently collecting.
  3. identify the benefits of this approach and unresolved questions in the literature.


Recently, researchers have called for school psychologists to apply principles of evidence-based assessment when interpreting universal screening data. But, what does that mean for you? This session will provide hands on practice with the steps required to adopt principles of evidence-based assessment for interpreting screening data. Learn about the potential benefits of this approach, questions that remain unanswered in the literature, and ways to explain these principles to other stakeholders in your schools.



David A. Klingbeil, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ethan R. Van Norman, Lehigh University
Peter M. Nelson, ServeMinnesota

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