The following resources and tools will help readers understand screening and progress monitoring, which are critical components of MTSS.

Empowering Teachers: Questions to Guide Instruction (http://www.fcrr.org/assessment/ET/questions/questions.html). This website offers several sets of investigative questions teachers of K-3 can use to determine their students’ mastery levels in English Language Arts. Teachers can use the results to guide instruction for specific groups and/or individual students. The questions are specific to each grade level and reading component. Teachers will also find ample guidance in determining the answers as well as matching instructional routines and sample plans for planning instruction and monitoring progress.

Dyslexia Toolkit (http://www.ncld.org/learning-disability-resources/ebooks-guides-toolkits/dyslexia-toolkit). Students with dyslexia or those with undiagnosed difficulties with decoding and orthography can be identified early using this toolkit developed by the National Center on Learning Disabilities. It contains resources and tools designed for parents to help them understand dyslexia, recognize the common signs of dyslexia in children of all ages, and take steps to promote their child’s success and plan for the future.

English Learners who Struggle in School (http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/SchSup/SpecEdComp/EngLearnDisabiRes/049273) links to webinars on strategies for Response to Intervention (RtI), referral to special education and academic evaluation.