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, 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, Lee Branum-Martin, Associate Professor at Georgia State University explains why we need to ensure we have multiple parallel or equated forms when measuring student progress.
In this video, Michelle Hosp, Associate Professor in the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst discusses why your progress monitoring tool may not directly focus on the skills that you are teaching.
In this video, Dr. Joe Wehby, Senior Advisor to the National Center for Intensive Intervention and Associate Professor in the Vanderbilt University Department of Special Education, discusses the number of data points needed to make decisions for students with intensive behavior needs.
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, Dr. Chris Riley-Tillman, a Professor at the University of Missouri and NCII Senior Advisor, discusses the important considerations when selecting behavioral progress monitoring tools.
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.