Applying integrated, whole-child design to school systems and settings
Implementation and Progress Monitoring Phase
The fourth and final phase of a Tiered System of Supports is the Implementation Phase. This phase focuses on the educator’s and/or stakeholder’s putting into action the student support plan aligned to whole-child design. In addition to implementing the supports as outlined in the plan and progress monitoring the growth a student or educator is making toward the goal, we also share guidance on preparing for the follow-up review meeting.
We are intentionally calling out this phase of your Tiered System of Supports because this is where schools often fall short; it is given little to no intentional attention. For example, many schools may have the right members at the table and have taken the time to develop robust plans, without taking the time to reflect on the effectiveness of those plans and/or provide the support necessary to the individual tasked with implementation. Lack of effort toward examining this aspect of the system does a disservice to students and increases the likelihood of strategies that work against creating a more equitable environment for all students.
There are several benefits when effectively implementing this phase. Two examples of these benefits are an increased likelihood that educators will get the necessary support to improve their practice and that support plans will be implemented with fidelity.
Explore our tools below, designed to support educators with putting their student support plans into action, monitoring progress, and holding a progress review meeting.
INNOVATION IN ACTION:
Explore the tools below to learn more about the Implementation and Progress Monitoring Phase and start innovating within your own system:
Getting Started: Implementation and Progress Monitoring Phase
Learn more about implementing support strategies and monitoring student progress with fidelity, reflecting on the quality of the implementation process, and engaging in data-driven conversations that promote equitable outcomes.
Progress Monitoring Form Guidance
The purpose of this tool is to provide you with guidance on how to complete the Progress Monitoring Form, which is also provided within.
Progress Monitoring Form Sample
The purposes of this form are 1) to provide a space to document supports provided, the student’s response to the supports, and the data that will help determine the level of progress the student has made toward the goal(s) and 2) to prompt staff reflection regarding the effectiveness and implementation of supports to better address the student’s needs.
Conducting a Review Meeting Guidance
The purpose of this tool is to provide you with support as you plan for conducting a Tier 2 or Tier 3 Progress Review meeting. The audience for this tool is those school staff who are responsible for setting up a Tiered System of Supports (administration, school support staff, etc.).
Progress Review Meeting Form Sample
The purpose of this tool is to provide a sample template for use during a Progress Review meeting. This tool is flexible in that it can be used at both the Tier 2 and Tier 3 support levels.
A Tale of Two Approaches: Implementing and Progress Monitoring Student Support Plans
The purpose of this story is to illustrate the difference in two approaches to implementing the Student Support Plan following a Tiered System of Supports meeting. One approach is a more traditional way of addressing student needs, and the other approach offers an example that is whole-child aligned.