School staff must take the necessary steps to implement MTSS school-wide practices. Fidelity assessments include the most critical features of MTSS school-wide practices and help show the critical steps.
Varied Uses of Fidelity Assessments
- Use initial data to establish baselines and re-assess for progress monitoring.
- Use the features of MTSS as a checklist for your implementation goals and develop an action plan.
- Good student outcomes are encouraging, but improved student performance may take time. During the early stages of implementation, use fidelity assessments to provide positive feedback and assure school staff of progress.
Through the School-wide Positive Behavior & Intervention Supports Tiered Fidelity Inventory (SWPBIS TFI), school leadership teams assess the fidelity of implementation to identify what parts of their MTSS are already in place, what needs to be improved, and what still needs to be done.