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Antecedent Interventions

Antecedent Interventions

You have most likely encountered a student who needs Tier III support to learn social, emotional, or behavioral skills. Tier III support for behavior can occur in multiple forms, but one method is for a Student Support Team to conduct a Functional Behavior Assessment and develop a Behavior Support...

Monitoring the Plan at the End of the Year

Monitoring the Plan at the End of the Year

The end of the school year is quickly approaching, and school staff are busy in a flurry of end-of-the-year activities. Classroom parties, school celebrations, exams, graduation – the list goes on and on. But what does the end of the school year mean for schools implementing RTI2-B? What can the...

Using the PBIS Cultural Responsiveness Field Guide

Using the PBIS Cultural Responsiveness Field Guide

We know that to establish a positive school culture, it’s imperative to set up the school’s social environment to reflect a shared vision of common values, beliefs, and behavioral expectations. However, for students who are not from the dominant culture, the school environment can expose them to...

April 2021 Newsletter

April 2021 Newsletter

Remember to go Back to Basics with how you support, connect, and screen. This month we have information to help you start planning for next year by resource mapping and using screener data. We also have information about gathering input from students and family, informing your school board about RTI2-B, implementing a mentoring intervention, and connecting with family engagement specialists.

Using SRSS-IE Data

Using SRSS-IE Data

If your school is using the Student Risk Screening Scale for Internalizing and Externalizing Behaviors (SRSS-IE) as your universal behavior screener, it is recommended that it is completed for all students in the fall, winter, and spring. After each time point, it is important to make sure your...

Resource Mapping with a Nod to the Tier II Intervention Audit

Resource Mapping with a Nod to the Tier II Intervention Audit

During the school year did you notice data that indicated your district or school may need additional curricula or resources for supporting students? For example, in one district during the pandemic, universal screening scores indicated that there was a greater need for supporting students with...

Mentoring

Mentoring

It is normal for students to face challenges that cause them to need extra supports to succeed academically, behaviorally, and socially. Due to the pandemic, these challenges may be amplified, and students may also be encountering additional daily worries and difficulties. Mentoring is an...

Stakeholder Involvement

Stakeholder Involvement

Spring is a time to review the effectiveness of your plan, and stakeholder input is a critical part of your comprehensive annual review. The Primary Intervention Rating Scale (PIRS) is one way to gather input from staff, but how does your team gather input from additional stakeholders throughout...

March 2021 Newsletter

March 2021 Newsletter

This month we emphasize going Back to Basics as you monitor the plan and support students. We have guidance on using the PIRS report, tracking attendance, and using electronic platforms to complete the TFI. We also have resources on embedding Culturally Responsive Practices, aligning SEB supports within Tiers II & III, and incorporating all staff into your acknowledgement system.

Attendance

We know that students have to be present in school to access the content that is presented. Chronic absenteeism is a factor that plagues many school districts in America. In Tennessee, chronically absent is defined as, “Missing school for any reason (excused, unexcused, suspended/expelled)....