In an equity-based MTSS practice, universal screening assessments are used to guide core instruction and identify students needing additional support beyond their core instruction.
Universal screening assessments create a systematic process of identifying at-risk students who do not meet grade-level expectations and “fall through the cracks.” The fidelity of this practice means that schools will be using universal screeners three times a year to identify support needs. Join Branching Minds for our webinar on best practices for tiering in a system of MTSS, and how the process in which schools tier directly impacts their ability to implement an equity-based foundation for education. This webinar will be targeted at school/district leaders, or anyone interested in learning more about MTSS tiering and best practices related to equity.
During this webinar, you will learn:
Best practices for using universal screening assessments
How and why do we create tiering structures three times a year
How tiering and universal screening practices can support equity
Dr. Eva Dundas: Dr. Dundas is the Chief Learning Officer of Branching Minds, where she pursues her mission to bridge the gap between the science of learning and education practice. Dr. Dundas has a Ph.D. in Developmental and Cognitive Psychology from Carnegie Mellon University where she conducted research on how the brain develops when children acquire visual expertise for words and faces. Her research also explores how the relationship between neural systems (specifically language and visual processing) unfolds over development, and how those dynamics differ with neurodevelopmental disorders like dyslexia and autism. She has published articles on that subject in the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, Neuropsychologia, Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, and Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. Dr. Dundas also has a M.Ed. in Mind, Brain, and Education from Harvard University; and a B.S. in Neuroscience from the University of Pittsburgh.