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May 2021 Newsletter

May 2021 Newsletter

Remember to go Back to Basics with how you support and monitor. This month we have information on how to use your data to evaluate your school-wide plan to make informed changes for next year. We also have resources to consider as you plan to support all students next year.

Using TFI Data to Action Plan for Next Year

Using TFI Data to Action Plan for Next Year

The TFI window is open (April 5-May 21) and now is the time to begin planning for next year. Here are five ways to get the most out of your TFI data.1. Use the Action Planning Form Save your team some frustration by keeping notes while completing the TFI. Use the Action Planning Form to document...

Trauma-Informed Practices

Trauma-Informed Practices

According to the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) by age 16, two-thirds of all children in the US will have experienced some sort of traumatic event. These traumatic exposures, often referred to as adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), range from emotional neglect to family members...

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...