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Evaluation

Data-based decision making is a critical feature of MTSS. Proper implementation requires data to be collected and analyzed at the intermediate school district (ISD), district, school, and student levels.

The Crucial Role of Evaluation

Proper evaluation ensures that MTSS implementation plans are grounded in good decision making. Without evaluation, every action taken by districts and schools would be just a guessing game. MTSS requires evaluation at every level of implementation on a continual basis, including:

  • Installation and capacity-building efforts.
  • Systems and team activities.
  • School-wide practices and targeted student interventions.

Assessments and indicators are needed to collect data, but data collection is not enough to guide decision making. District and school staff must understand what the data means. The data analysis—the evaluation of the data—tells staff how to improve their MTSS.

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Student Assessments


View the Student Assessments

Gather data to determine which students need additional supports and when school-wide supports need to be adjusted.

Fidelity Assessments


View the Fidelity Assessments

Determine how many features of school-wide MTSS are in place in your school, and the quality of their implementation.

Capacity Assessments


View the Capacity Assessments

Evaluate how well your ISD or local district can support schools implementing MTSS.

Reach Assessments


View the Indicators for Assessing Reach

Determine the stage of implementation for your ISD, local district, or school so you can plan supports.

Data Analysis


View Information for Data Analysis

Learn about the guiding principles for data analysis and how MIBLSI supports participants.

MIBLSI Database


View the MIBLSI Database Information

Learn how to access MIDATA (the MIBLSI database) and its advantages.

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