Universal Screening for Mathematics Difficulties

Universal screening is considered a first step in identifying students in need of additional academic or behavioral support. A universal screener is a brief assessment designed to assist teachers in determining the potential difficulties each student might encounter and identifying the level of support needed to ensure they remain on track for meeting content expectations.

MSM Field Guide: Math and Math Interventions, Principle 2


See the strategy in action

Introduction to screening 
Developed by Doing What Works

Guidance from Dr. Anne Foegen
Developed by IES


Use the strategy

List of math screening tools
Developed by NCRtI

Free math screening tool/CBM
Developed by Dr. Anne Foegen

Form for student data, goals, and skills
Developed by Doing What Works

Guidance and tools for data mtgs
Developed by RTI Action Network

Data chart tutorials
Developed by Peltier Technical Services, Inc.

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