This three-part Voices from the Field video series profiles how Education Service Center (ESC) 15 in Texas approached implementing the DBI process in San Saba Independent School District (ISD). In these videos, Dedra Carter and Valerie Moos from ESC 15 and Jenna McSherry from San Saba ISD, discuss their experiences and recommendations for other districts implementing DBI.
Implementation Guidance and Considerations
In this video, Dr. Rebecca Zumeta Edmonds, Co-Director of NCII, explains why intensive intervention is critical and how it can help support students with disabilities.
In this video, Dr. Sharon Vaughn, Senior Advisor to the National Center on Intensive Intervention and the Executive Director of The Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk, discusses intensive academic interventions and supplies up to date information about the status of research studies on the subject.
In this video, Dr. Chris Lemons, Senior Advisor to the National Center on Intensive Intervention and Assistant Professor of Special Education at Vanderbilt University, explains what intensive interventions are and why they hold value for so many children’s futures.
In this video, John M. Hintze, Professor in the Department of Student Development at the University of Massachusetts Amherst explains why it is important to consider whether an assessment is biased against a specific sub-group.
In this video, you will hear about the history of the National Center on Intensive Intervention (NCII) and its approach to intensive intervention, data-based individualization (DBI). The video shares where this worked started and how it has grown and evolved over the last 10 years
The Colorado Department of Education (CDE) has been working closely with NCII to align and scale up use of data-based individualization (DBI) across the state. One of the strategies CDE has used is the development of virtual learning resources and online learning modules on DBI to help make professional learning accessible to all educators. In this Voices from the Field video, Dr. Jason Harlacher and Veronica Fielder share CDE’s process for developing virtual learning modules on DBI and their strategies for ensuring the modules are accessible to educators.
This fourteen minute video shares Wyoming’s journey in building the capacity of educators to implement data-based individualization (DBI) to improve academic and behavior outcomes for students with disabilities as part of their state systemic improvement plan (SSIP). Wyoming administrators, teachers, parents and students from Laramie County School District # 1 and preschool sites share how DBI implementation impacted teacher efficacy, team meetings, quality of services, student confidence, and state and local collaboration.
In this video, Amy McKenna, a special educator in Bristol Warren Regional School District shares her experience with data-based individualization (DBI). Amy discusses how she learned about DBI, the impact her use of the DBI process had on students she worked with, and how DBI helped changed her practice as a special educator.
In this video, Dr. Rebecca Zumeta Edmonds, Co-Director of NCII discusses how screening tools can provide a more accurate measure of at-risk students within the context of a multi-tiered system of supports.