Systematic Screening: Considerations and Commitment to Continued Inquiry

We are fielding questions coming from across the United States about systematic screenings designed to detect students with initial signs of internalizing (e.g., extremely shy, anxious, and/or social withdrawn) and externalizing (e.g., noncompliant, aggressive, and/or defiant) behavior patterns. These data are used to plan positive instructional experiences, moving away from previous wait-to-fail approaches. We have provided guidance for selecting, installing, and using screening data within Comprehensive, Integrated, Three-Tiered (Ci3T) models of prevention on the page below and now, respectfully offer three considerations on the Systematic Screening tab. Our sincere thanks to our trusted partners for engaging in this important inquiry with us for more than 15 years to date.    — September 9, 2020