Readiness & Capacity Building

Research indicates that for successful implementation to occur, it is important to look at not only what is being implemented but how it is implemented. Implementing DBI often necessitates that educators make school-wide instructional adaptations, engage in systematic data analysis, and conduct individualized student-level decisions at levels that task the bandwidth of resources, staffing, and budgets of many schools. Assessing readiness from multiple stakeholders with different perspectives prior to implementation allows educators across many levels (schools, districts, and states) to prioritize areas for their initial efforts and then slowly use the momentum to build capacity toward full implementation.

In this section, find training materials, lessons learned from those who have implemented DBI, and tools to assess your initial readiness and build capacity to implement intensive intervention.  

Tools and Resources to Support Readiness and Capacity Building:

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How can schools support staff within DBI implementation?

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What are some of the things you considered when planning for and implementing intensive intervention within your districts RTI model?

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Collecting baseline readiness data is a great way to evaluate your progress! Using data from assessments of readiness to focus the delivery of needed supports helps make the process of implementation more systematic and organized, which leads to more sound levels of implementation.