ELI – Early Literacy Implementation

Universal Screeners – Tentative screening windows for the 2016-17 school year.
Window OpensWindow Closes
FallSeptember 5thSeptember 30th
WinterJanuary 16thFebruary 10th
SpringApril 24thMay 19th
Things to think about:
  • Try to conduct the screening within a two week window, allowing for some extra time the following week to catch any students missed.
  • The system will again enforce assessment certification. This means that users will be prevented from administering any assessment that he/she is not certified to administer.




ScreScreen%20Shot%202015-10-09%20at%208.31.07%20AMening and intervening go hand in hand. Educators must be mindful of what the data tells them and how it can support making appropriate intervention decisions.  

This chart can help guide your thinking when selecting and placing students in interventions.

(Keystone AEA ELI Blog 10_19_15)



Screening and Intervention Chart




Approved Literacy Assessments 2016-2017  – This document contains information about assessments approved for use as universal screening and/or progress monitoring measures to meet the requirement of Iowa Code section 279.68. (Page 3 lists assessments and grade levels).

Early Literacy Interventions Reviewed List:  The document contains summary information regarding the Iowa Department of Education’s review of PK-12 literacy interventions. (Page 4 provides a list of interventions and grade levels).






Iowa DE Early Literacy Implementation Site