September 9, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Duluth, GA - September 9, 2022
South Carolina Adds Classworks® Universal Screener to State-approved Literacy Screener List
Classworks’ Universal Screener and SE Screener are both approved as High-Quality MTSS Resources
Classworks Universal Screener for Reading, an NCII-validated formal assessment used to measure grade-level readiness, is approved by South Carolina as a high-quality Literacy Screener. The best-in-class academic screener is on the approved list for the 2022-23 school year.
In 2019, South Carolina implemented Act 213, requiring all districts to implement Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS). When implemented effectively, an MTSS framework addresses the whole child, including students' academic, behavioral, and social-emotional needs. To support school districts in choosing high-quality resources to support MTSS, the state provided a list of approved screeners.
“Classworks is a perfect fit for the South Carolina Literacy List list due to the validity and reliability of our widely-adopted screening assessment,” notes Melissa Sinunu, Classworks President and Chief Operating Officer. “As an all-in-one MTSS solution, we share South Carolina’s vision to address the needs of the whole child. We look forward to working closely with South Carolina districts to achieve that goal using Classworks. Our platform makes it simple for teachers and effective for students.”
Classworks Universal Screeners are validated and highly rated by the National Center on Intensive Intervention (NCII). The vertically scaled, nationally-normed assessments equip teachers with the data to know exactly where students are, quickly identify the most vulnerable students including those who may need dyslexia testing, and make meaningful instructional decisions. Equally as important, Classworks immediately takes action on screener data by automatically delivering academic interventions to address each student's specific needs.
South Carolina also added the Classworks SE Skills Survey (SESS) to their approved list of Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Screeners. The SE Skills Survey in Classworks is a student-facing check-in survey for students in grades 4-12 (teachers submit a survey for students in grades PreK-3). It was developed by Washoe County School District through a partnership with The Collaborative for Social-Emotional and Academic Learning (CASEL) and the University of Illinois-Chicago. More information about the Washoe County School District Social and Emotional Competency Assessments (WCSD-SECAs) and the questions included can be found here.
Learn more about the South Carolina Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) and the Approved Screeners.
Learn more about Classworks Universal Screeners.
South Carolina Adds Classworks® Universal Screener to State-approved Literacy Screener List, eSchool News
Classworks leverages technology and evidence-based learning practices to transform how school districts support students' academic, social-emotional, and behavioral needs. The comprehensive intervention solution includes academic screeners, math and reading individualized interventions, progress monitoring, social-emotional and behavioral resources, and powerful data visualizations. Classworks screener and progress monitoring assessments are validated by the National Center of Intensive Intervention (NCII) and Classworks is endorsed by the Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE).
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