Screening for Students At-Risk

This session is an introduction to utilizing and analyzing universal screeners (Drummond, BASC3-BESS, or SAEBRS). These universal screeners contain characteristics that staff would use to initially determine children and youth who might be at-risk.
 

Outcomes:

Participants will gain a working knowledge of at-risk characteristics of students, how these characteristics are barriers to student growth, and a review of some best practices for dealing with at-risk students. They will also learn about universal screeners and how they are used in identifying at-risk students and about both early intervention strategies and crisis intervention strategies.
 

District Staff

• An assessment pros/cons of various universal screener models
• Choose a district approved list of screeners with recommendations for school use

School Leadership Teams

• An introduction to “at-risk characteristics”
• Introduction to the chosen universal screener(s) and levels of identification/intervention
• Create an implementation plan for use of universal screener

School Staff

• An introduction to “at-risk characteristics”
• Introduction to the chosen universal screener(s) and levels of identification/intervention
• Training on how to properly assess and assist students under each category

Each session ends with a personalized action plan based on that day’s learning. Also, each session will review the user experience and query suggestions from participants via an anonymous e-mail survey. Optionally, a check-for-understanding assessment can be included.

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