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Comprehensive Screening and Assessment System

Component Definition: 

A Comprehensive Screening and Assessment System is the coordinated effort of gathering information across multiple measures to support decision making at the system and student level for the whole child.

 

 

Practice Profile

The five COMTSS core components are the foundation and the underlying philosophy of the Practice Profiles. The COMTSS Practice Profiles were developed to specify exemplary strategies that district and school implementation teams can use to support effective and sustainable use of the COMTSS framework as intended. These profiles guide and inform the development and/or refinement of the necessary supports and resources for the COMTSS implementation, such as professional learning, coaching, identification of fidelity measures, a state-level evaluation plan, and necessary changes in procedures and policy.

Consideration to Desired Outcomes 

A comprehensive assessment system contributes to an outcomes-driven approach that includes structured monitoring and evaluation with a commitment to continuous improvement.

 

District Expected Use in Practice  

  • 4.1: The COMTSS District Implementation Team uses a comprehensive assessment system to evaluate the quality, equity, and efficiency of instruction, interventions, environment and supports to create a responsive system that enhances learner outcomes. 

 

  • 4.2: The COMTSS District Implementation Team ensures time and resources are allocated to schools to support and evaluate ongoing, high-quality professional learning for all assessments. 

 

  • 4.3: The COMTSS District Implementation Team develops and uses a written process to select and deselect outcome, fidelity, and capacity assessments. 

 

  • 4.4: The COMTSS District Implementation Team ensures that schools are provided written guidance on assessments annually. 

 

  • 4.5: The COMTSS District Implementation Team develops and uses a written process for monitoring the implementation fidelity of district-supported initiatives.

School Expected Use in Practice  

  • 4.1: The COMTSS School Implementation Team uses a comprehensive assessment system to evaluate the quality, equity, and efficiency of instruction, interventions, environment, and supports to create a responsive system that enhances learner outcomes.

 

  • 4.2: The COMTSS School Implementation Team ensures time and resources are allocated to educators to support ongoing, high-quality professional learning for all assessments. 

 

  • 4.3: The COMTSS School Implementation Team ensures that educators use the district’s written guidance on assessments annually.

 

  • 4.4: The COMTSS School Implementation Team documents the schedule, collection, and regular use of high-quality screening; diagnostics; progress monitoring; and formative, summative, and fidelity assessments.

 

  • 4.5: The COMTSS School Implementation Team completes implementation fidelity measures for district-supported initiatives.