Is there any need for some kind of parent involvement/consent in regard to student interviews?
There are two sides to this argument. On one hand, schools should not be discouraged from sharing the data. On the other hand, if districts want students to complete a self-report without the fear that their expressed concerns will be shared, doing so shuts down the opportunity to gather this information.
Do schools also share when a child is “at risk” on a reading probe?
Schools should not be discouraged from sharing the data, but it should be done with great care and a detailed explanation of the limits of what the data may indicate. In other words, it was designed to “check the temperature” to see if additional help may be needed and not “diagnostic that surgery is needed.”
Should SEB Data be shared?
Some school teams where have established a decision-making flow chart where any student who self-reports risk will first be followed up with by a counselor and then if further data is needed or services are potentially warranted, will contact the parent for permission. This is just one of several different routes a school may take and is dependent on their state's legal regulations and the school's service capacity. Any individual level of data collection that would then in turn be used to change the general curriculum (i.e., interview) potentially is likely subject to parental permission, whereas screeners are not. Ultimately, it is up to the school to default to its data-sharing practices.