Assessing the social emotional and academic health of all students in a school is a crucial piece of the Response to Intervention or Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) approach. Within the MTSS framework, the most important tier to consider is Tier 1 or universal practices in schools. Are the social-emotional and behavioral practices in place for all students effective? Are the curriculum, materials, and instruction we are using effective for most students? In addition, assessing school-wide can serve as a universal screening to identify students who may be at risk for learning and social-emotional difficulties.
Conducting a comprehensive school-wide evaluation is a daunting task, but Northern Illinois University's School Psychology Program is here to help. We are launching new complimentary services to help educators by conducting customized school-wide evaluations. Each evaluation can be made specific to the needs of each school, and a comprehensive summary of results will be provided following the assessment. Please see below for some reasons why school-wide evaluations are important for each school, what types of information will be provided in the evaluation, and examples of past reports.
Why do a School-Wide Assessment?
Evaluations will include various measures to assess the following:
High School Assessment:
Middle School Assessment:
*Other information can be obtained as part of the evaluation at the request of the specific school
Some questions that could be answered:
Please click on the links to the right to view some examples of pieces of past evaluations. Dependent on tools selected, evaluation reports have ranged from 10 to 60 pages long with detailed results and recommendations. Please contact Dr. Christine Malecki (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. Michelle Demaray (email@example.com) for more details