Tools Chart Resources

NCII has developed four tools charts that are published to assist educators and families in becoming informed consumers who can select academic and behavioral progress monitoring tools and interventions that best meet their individual needs.

What is a Tools Chart?

  • Tools charts display expert ratings on the technical rigor of assessments and interventions.
  • Products are reviewed by an external Technical Review Committee of experts.
  • Products are rated against established criteria and not compared to each other or ranked.
  • Charts are updated annually during a call for submissions. The submission process is voluntary and reviews of all eligible submissions are posted on the chart.

Interactive Chart Features

  • Chart content is grouped in three or four “tabs” across the top of each chart. Click on each tab to see related ratings.
  • Click the title of each column to learn about the rating criteria.
  • Click on the name of the product to find implementation information including cost.
  • Filter by subject and grade level.  
  • Narrow your selection and compare tools by checking the box next to the tools you are interested in viewing. 

About the Intervention and Progress Monitoring Charts

  Intervention Tools Charts 
(Academic and Behavior)
Progress Monitoring Tools Charts
(Academic and Behavior)
What is evaluated?

Evaluates the quality of the studies that demonstrates the intervention’s efficacy. 

  • Studies can be single subject design or group design.

  • More than one study may appear for a single intervention

Evaluates individual assessment tools

  • Tools reviewed by focus area and grade level.

  • A tool may be listed across multiple focus areas and grade levels.  

How are they rated?
How are results reported?

Reports on both the study quality and study results in terms of effect size and visual analysis. These must be used together to make decisions

Reports on the evidence for psychometric, progress monitoring, and data-based individualization standards. 

What kinds of tools are included? 

Academic progress monitoring tools are either general outcome measures or mastery measures.

Suggested Steps for Using the Chart

The tools charts include a large amount of information and the “best” tool is not going to be the same for everyone. Users should review all the elements of the chart before making decisions. We recommend using the following steps to make your decisions:

  1. Gather a team.
  2. Determine your needs
  3. Determine your priorities.
  4. Familiarize yourself with the content and language of the chart.
  5. Review the data.
  6. Ask for more information.

Read Tools Chart User Guide.