A Strong Connection:

The Importance of Assessment to Response To Intervention

A well-functioning RTI program uses reading assessments to address and meet the needs of students.

There are four functions of assessment used in an RTI system: screening, diagnosis, progress monitoring and outcome measurement. Our district does a great job of utilizing all four purposes of assessment by using AIMSweb and the Serravallo Protocol as integral parts of our RTI program.


Afflerbach, P. (2012). Understanding and using reading assessment, K-12 (2nd ed.). Newark, DE: International Reading Association.