This series of professional learning modules intended to assist district or school teams involved in initial planning or implementation of data-based individualization (DBI) as a framework for providing intensive intervention in academics and behavior. The modules listed below provide an overview of the DBI process and more in-depth exploration of the various components of DBI.
Successfully implementing intensive intervention using the data-based individualization (DBI) process demands multiple components and structures of support, including strong leadership support, examining current capacity and readiness, ongoing professional learning made up of training and coaching, development of efficient and effective procedures and intervention plans, ongoing evaluation and review of implementation to inform continuous improvement, and engagement of parents and families as partners in the work. This section of the website includes tools and resources to support effective implementation of DBI.
The DBI process builds on a validated intervention program. This may also be called an evidence-based standard-protocol intervention or a Tier 2 intervention.
DBI is a research-based process for individualizing and intensifying interventions through the systematic use of assessment data, validated interventions, and research-based adaptation strategies. DBI is the technical term for what many good teachers do naturally through the problem solving process: frequently review student data and make changes to their teaching based on what works for students. DBI, however, makes this process systematic, explicit, and tailored to meet the needs of individual students through a multi-step process that gradually intensifies instruction and support.
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This page is intended to help college and university faculty locate information, tools, and resources to support developing, modifying, or enhancing coursework and field experiences related to intensive intervention implementation.
This page is intended to help educators and other building-based personnel find tools and resources to support students with intensive needs, including students with disabilities and those who have not responded to validated intervention programs delivered with fidelity. General and special education teachers, interventionists, school psychologists, school counselors, and others may find this information helpful.
This page is intended to help trainers and coaches find materials, resources, and tools to support intensive intervention implementation at the building, district and/or state levels. Trainers and coaches provide professional development supports.