A guide that shares some features of the one below, but it is focused specifically on high school. Considerations for secondary school students, like their challenging school schedules and time constraints, are discussed in the recommendations.
The RTI Action Network website provides information about and links to key components of any early warning system. It discusses the evolution in early assessment from activities that focused more on describing student differences to those that measure progress on outcomes. "Mastery monitoring" as well as "general outcome measurement" are discussed, and there are several useful links provided to more detailed information on screening and decision-making.
This video captures an interview with Susan Bowles Therriault, a principal researcher with the American Institutes for Research. In it, she discusses how early warning systems can have an impact on high school graduation rates. Below the video are several links to various projects and reports that provide further detail. One such link provides information about the early warning system that Massachusetts has used to successfully identify potential drop-outs early on.
Learning about early warning systems is great. But putting one into place successfully is quite another matter. This practical guide provides concrete steps needed for successful implementation. It includes guidance on establishing a team that will lead the initiative, identifying appropriate indicators and reporting needs, matching interventions to students, and evaluating progress.
This infographic from the Center on Response to Intervention provides a clear visual that explains the key elements of RTI and their relationship to each other. Even more, the viewer can click on each of the elements to learn more. The "screening" circle provides detailed information about early warning systems.