Most states are using a multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS) or response to intervention (RTI) framework for improving the quality of instruction for all students and addressing the needs of students at risk for poor learning outcomes. Supporting educators in using tools to calibrate their MTSS/RTI implementation to the state's expected practices is one way states can help districts and schools acquire and use data to improve MTSS/RTI implementation. This report describes the features of 31 tools that 21 states developed or adapted to assess key MTSS/RTI practices that are informed by the research literature. Most tools assessed broad practices for implementing MTSS/RTI, such as whether schools administer assessments for students in need of intervention. Fewer tools assessed more specific practices for implementing MTSS/RTI, such as whether schools are expected to administer universal screening twice a year with all students. The findings can serve as a resource for state education officials who are interested in selecting or adapting a tool to assess MTSS/RTI implementation and in learning how other states support districts and schools in using these tools.
ERIC DescriptorsBest Practices, Check Lists, Data Collection, Data Use, Educational Assessment, Educational Improvement, Emotional Development, Evaluation Methods, Evidence Based Practice, Positive Behavior Supports, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Rating Scales, Research Tools, Research Utilization, Response to Intervention, Scoring Rubrics, Social Emotional Learning, Surveys
Appalachia | Publication Type: Descriptive Study | Publication
Date: March 2020