Effectiveness of Early Warning Indicator Predictors: Who Are We Missing

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 4,6
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Session 4: Assessment and Intervention in an RTI Framework

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. discuss prevalence of self-harm ideation in a 10th grade sample utilizing the Behavior Intervention Monitoring and Assessment System.
  2. analyze the effectiveness of using early warning indicator data (e.g., absences, GPA, credits earned, failing grades, discipline) to predict self-harm ideation in 10th grade students.
  3. demonstrate the importance of universal screening measures, particularly in identifying at-risk students with internalizing symptoms.


How important are the use of mental health screeners in adequately identifying at-risk students? Results of this study provide convincing evidence to support your advocacy in rolling out universal screenings in your district. Practitioners will learn the effectiveness of using early warning indicators historically used to predict dropout to predict at-risk students from the behavioral side of MTSS and get a sense of which students we’re missing without utilizing universal mental health screeners.



Alyssa A. Symmes, Bellevue School District

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