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Universal Screening

The systematic assessment of all children within a given class, grade, school building, or school district on academic and/or social-emotional indicators the school personnel and community have agreed are important to assess the strength of instructional practices and identify any students who may need further support.  

Usable Innovation

An evidence-based practice or program that is intended to improve results. The evidence-based practice or program is chosen based on need, the best available evidence to achieve the specified goal (e.g., evaluation results, research findings), and is operationalized so as to be teachable, learnable, doable, and assessable.