PA025: The Predictive Power of Universal Screening Within an RtI Framework

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 9:30 AM–10:20 AM


The present study examined the predictive value of a universal screener for performance on a statewide mathematics assessment. Universal screening data were investigated to determine the utility of the 4Sight Benchmark Assessment for predicting proficiency on the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA). Strong to very strong correlations were established between the two measures (r= .70 to .81). Results support their use for identifying students who are at risk for failing the statewide test.


Jason A. Pedersen, Derry Township SD, Hershey, PA