Students With Limited or Interrupted Formal Education (SLIFE) Screener Development Support - Current

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) recognizes that there is a need to provide better and more targeted supports from students with limited or interrupted formal education (SLIFE) students across the Commonwealth. To inform these supports, districts are looking for a numeracy and literacy screener that can both identify students' current knowledge and skills in their native language, as well as any wraparound and supportive supports needed for SLIFE. This year, the R1CC will conduct a national scan to see what states are using to identify and understand SLIFE students, interview local practitioners who have experience with SLIFE students and convene national SLIFE subject matter experts to identify content for the screeners.