Understanding Screening: What Do the Technical Standards Mean?

Understanding Screening: What Do the Technical Standards Mean?

Resource Type
Tools/Tips
Developed By
National Center on Intensive Intervention and National Center for Improving Literacy

We know that validity, reliability, classification accuracy, statistical bias, and sample representativeness are important considerations when reviewing screening tools, but what do they actually mean? These five screening one-page documents provide a brief overview of each of these areas that are used on the NCII Screening Tools Charts. These one-pagers include a definition, examples, and information on why that particular standard is important for understanding the quality of screening tools.

 

Classification Accuracy

Validity

Reliability

Statistical Bias

Sample Representativeness

 

In addition to the one pagers, a collection of infographic briefs were developed to support users understanding of each of the technical standards.

 

Understanding Screening: Classification Accuracy Infographic Brief

Understanding Screening: Validity Infographic Brief

Understanding Screening: Reliability Infographic Brief

Understanding Screening: Statistical Bias Infographic Brief

Understanding Screening: Sample Representativeness Infographic Brief

 

Supplemental Resources/Documents

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Academic Screening Tools Chart

Improving Literacy Briefs (Filter by Screening)

Resource Type
Tools/Tips
DBI Process
Screening
Subject
Literacy/Reading/Writing
Mathematics
Audience
Trainers and Coaches
State and Local Leaders
Higher Education Faculty
Educators