Applying whole-child design to a school's tiered system of supports
Assessing the Health of Your Tiered System of Supports
The process of responding to student need in a holistic and integrated way is complex, and therefore can be challenging to implement with consistency and fidelity. Implementation of a system, structure or practice with fidelity to the intent and guidelines increases positive student outcomes. Schools should aim to continuously improve and refine essential systems that are in place to support student needs, such as their Tiered System of Supports. Schools can determine if their efforts are effective, their practices are implemented with fidelity, and the supports provided create equitable and supportive learning environments by conducting an assessment. Turnaround for Children is pleased to share tools and guidance for assisting you with this most important process.
INNOVATION IN ACTION:
Explore the tools below to learn about assessing the health of your system and to start innovating:
Getting Started: Assessing the Health of Your School’s Tiered System of Supports
Learn more about what the health assessment is and how it can help schools work through both adaptive and technical implementation challenges.
Tiered System of Supports Health Assessment
The purpose of this tool is to provide you with support as you complete the Tiered System of Supports Health Assessment and the Tiered System of Supports Health Assessment Goal Setting/Action Planning Tool.
Tiered System of Supports Health Assessment: SAMPLE
The purpose of this tool is to provide Tier 3 teams a way to assess the functioning of their Tier 2 and Tier 3 processes for supporting students. Team members will respond by reflecting on the key foundational components of their Tiered System of Supports. This tool can be completed in its entirety or in parts, depending on the school’s needs and context.
Tiered System of Supports Health Assessment Goal Setting/Action Planning Tool: SAMPLE
The purpose of this planning form is to assist schools in documenting their identified areas of strength and areas of growth as indicated on the Tiered System of Supports Health Assessment. Schools will use this form to create goals and action steps that will improve their Tiered System of Supports. Schools should complete this form after conducting the Tiered System of Supports Health Assessment.