Data Teaming Tools
This section provides tools to help facilitate data meetings for students with intensive needs. Materials for facilitators and participants are available.
Data Teaming Tools
Data teams serve multiple roles in the data-based individualization (DBI) process and across a multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS). Although schools may have multiple teams that review different types of data across a multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS), the intensive intervention or DBI team is focused on the needs of individual students who are not making progress in their current intervention or special education program. It is critical that these meetings are driven by data, occur regularly, and use an efficient, consistent process that allows participants to review progress and make intervention decisions for students. NCII has created a series of tools to help teams establish efficient and effective individual student data meetings.
These resources include facilitator and participant guides, sample agendas, tools for analyzing data, and note-taking templates. Although these tools were designed for use within the DBI process, they can be adapted and expanded to support data meetings across the tiers of a multi-tiered system of supports or to support individualized education program (IEP) teams.
These documents are intended as examples and can be adapted to meet the needs of the school team.
Before the Intensive Intervention Meeting
Ensure that team members are prepared to discuss students by using the premeeting documents. These resources are intended to support teams in developing a holistic sense of the student, including relevant background information, current performance, current supports, prior intervention efforts, and other relevant data.
During the Intensive Intervention Meeting
These documents can assist teams in facilitating an efficient and effective process for analyzing data and designing intensive intervention plans for students.
After the Intensive Intervention Meeting
After the meeting, the facilitator will follow up by doing the following:
- Ensuring the follow up meeting is scheduled.
- Confirming the plan has been documented and shared with relevant educators and team members.
- Confirming information has been shared with parent(s).
- Checking in with the referring teacher regarding the intervention implementation and data collection.
To improve meeting efficiency and effectiveness the team or an instructional coach may periodically monitor the implementation fidelity of the intensive intervention meeting.