TPRI Receives Highest Rating by NCRTI

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Posted on: November 30th, 2011


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TPRI® Received Highest Rating in Classification Accuracy by National Center for Response to Intervention

Brookes Publishing’s reading assessment earns top marks in 2011

Baltimore, MD—Brookes Publishing Co.’s TPRI, a highly reliable early reading assessment designed to identify the reading development of students in kindergarten through third grade, has earned the highest rating, Convincing Evidence, for Classification Accuracy on the National Center for Response to Intervention (NCRTI)’s 2011 Screening Tools Chart. The chart helps schools make informed decisions when implementing RTI models by providing technical reviews of products based on a number of criterion including subject, grade level, accuracy, validity and reliability.

The NCRTI, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), works to provide rigorous technical reviews of intervention tools and services to assist districts in implementing proven, valid models for RTI. The center is housed at the American Institutes for Research and works in conjunction with researchers from Vanderbilt University and the University of Kansas.

Screening tools received ratings based on several factors including appropriateness of the external measure, how well they ensure the adequate definition of risk, and the adequate performance of classification analyses.

“NCRTI’s rating of the Classification Accuracy of TPRI screening tools stands as a testament to our commitment to providing quality assessments for targeting instruction,” said Keith Millner, director of TPRI. “The TPRI allows teachers in kindergarten through third grade to very quickly and effectively identify students who may be struggling readers, while also providing valuable information about just what support these students need in order to progress.”

TPRI is an easy-to-use, one-on-one diagnostic instrument that uses four steps—screen, diagnose, intervene, and monitor—to provide the data to help teachers provide targeted instruction so that students improve as readers. It provides specific benchmarks for educators to reliably assess student progress in critical reading domains.

For more information on TPRI, including information on its Spanish-language counterpart Tejas LEE®, please visit To view a complete list of all screening tools reviewed by the NCRTI, please visit

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For more than 30 years, Brookes Publishing has been a leading provider of professional resources and assessments in early childhood, literacy, and special education. Some of their most well-known literacy authors include Marilyn Jager Adams, Marcia K. Henry, Louisa Cook Moats, Benita A. Blachman, and Susan Smartt. Brookes Publishing is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland. For more information, please visit