The Relevance of Pedagogical Diagnostics in RIM

Corresponding to the US-American RTI approach, diagnostic procedures and following supporting interventions are closely combined in the Rügen Inclusion Model. In general, the process of pedagogical diagnostics involves three components:

  • First of all, screenings are conducted on a regular basis during the school year as part of the first prevention level (therefore every child is being tested). In this way, students with learning difficulties can be identified.
  • Furthermore, curriculum-based measurements are conducted on a monthly basis on the first level and additionally on a weekly basis on the second and third prevention level during the school year. As a result, we receive information about the effectiveness of the lessons and interventions.
  • Eventually, children that show learning difficulties or even disabilites get a more profound evaluation as part of the second level of prevention in order to minimize their learning and development deficits. Navigation systems for the subjects mathematics and German were designed at the University of Rostock that serve as diagnostic and supporting manuals (→MathNav, →ReadingNav, →WritingNav).

Altogether, this procedure is applied in the subjects of German and maths as well as for speech development. Moreover, the process can be varied and adjusted for the socio-emotional development and for the learning field of social inclusion.

The RIM-team has summarized the most important facts and information about each diagnostic procedure →in these briefings.

In 2011, the University of Rostock designed and has provided ever since an internet platform, which helps teachers to document and assess the learning progress of their students. You can find out more about the documentation program →here.


Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA, 2004). Available online at < 108_cong_public_laws&docid=f:publ446.108>. 21 June 2011.


National Center on Response to Intervention (2010). Essential Components of RTI – A Closer Look at Response to Intervention. Washington, DC. Available online at <>. 13 March 2014.