Child Care and Early Education Research Connections

Skip to main content

Exploring the use of a multiple-gating screening process to identify preschool-age children for multitiered instructional support


Many recent studies about preschool early language and literacy skills utilize multiple assessments to identify young children who require additional multitiered instructional support. Although the use of a single screening instrument may be efficient but overidentify children in need of intervention, the universal administration of multiple diagnostic assessments can allow for greater precision but strain available local resources. This study explored the use of a multiple-gating screening procedure to identify preschool-age children from low-income backgrounds who exhibit early literacy and language weaknesses and may be in need of additional instructional support. A brief early language and literacy screening measure was administered to all children followed by an oral language diagnostic measure administered to a subset of children based on predetermined criteria. Findings suggest that the multiple-gating procedure decreased the rate of false positives and may be an effective screening approach for early childhood settings. Implications for future research are discussed. (author abstract)

Resource Type:
Reports & Papers
United States

Related resources include summaries, versions, measures (instruments), or other resources in which the current document plays a part. Research products funded by the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation are related to their project records.

- You May Also Like

These resources share similarities with the current selection. They are found by comparing the topic, author, and resource type of the currently selected resource to the rest of the library’s publications.

Build an effective, efficient and equitable early care and education (ECE) system: A case study of system development and evaluation

Reports & Papersview

Multitiered early literacy identification in 3-year-old children in Head Start settings

Reports & Papersview

Young children’s information-seeking practices in center-based childcare

Reports & Papersview
Release: 'v1.8.0' | Built: 2022-05-10 15:16:14 EDT