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Comprehensive Screening and Assessment System

Comprehensive Screening and Assessment System

Component information

In TSD, we use various products to support our work. Please consult the eduCLIMBER and FastBridge pages (linked in this section) to learn more.

This MTSS Component is defined as: 

A Comprehensive Screening and Assessment System is the coordinated effort of gathering information across multiple measures to support decision making at the system and student level for the whole child. (CDE, 2021)

NOTE: This is a "new" component identified by CDE, although it has a relationship to all other Components and has had a history within the MTSS framework even prior to its inclusion in the revised/current CO-MTSS framework (2021).

In Thompson, we use various assessment tools. The most-relevant and prioritized examples are included here.


  • TS Gold (pre-kindergarten/kindergarten)
  • i-Ready ELA/literacy and math (K-8, 3 times a year)
  • Panorama (culture and climate: all levels and stakeholders)
  • Fast Bridge ELA/literacy and math (9-10, min. 2 times a year)
  • Bloomsights (used variously, periodically, with application in K-8 schools)
  • Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) English Language Arts and Math in grades 3-8 
  • CMAS Science in grades 5, 8 and 11 
  • Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT 8/9) in Grade 9 
  • PSAT 10 in grade 10
  • Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) in grade 11 

Resource pages:

CDE Component page

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