MTSS Implementation Measures
There are several tools used to measure the implementation of a MTSS framework. These include:
Belief Survey - The North Carolina MTSS Beliefs Survey contains items designed to measure educator beliefs about student learning, problem-solving and expectations for instructional effectiveness. Having an instrument to begin examining educator beliefs about key components within a Multi-Tiered System of Support allows school and district leadership to insure that professional development and coaching is targeted for each staff’s unique needs. Research is clear that educator beliefs about the system they work within and the students they work with can have profound effects on student achievement.
NC Self-Assessment of MTSS (SAM) - In order to measure implementation of the six critical components at the school level, North Carolina is using the NC Self-Assessment of MTSS (SAM). The purpose of administration is to help school-level and district-level personnel identify and prioritize implementation steps. The SAM contains 39 items in 6 domains.The SAM was originally developed in Florida, and has undergone a national pilot for use in other locations.
Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI) - The purpose of the PBIS Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI) is to provide a valid, reliable, and efficient measure of the extent to which school personnel are applying the core features of school-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS). The TFI is intended to guide both initial implementation and sustained use of PBIS. Each administration of the TFI results not only scale scores for Tier I, Tier II, and/or Tier III, but also information for developing an action plan that guides implementation.
Adapted from TFI Manual - Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports