Data-based Decision Making – The Cycle of Inquiry
At the heart of MTSS is the use of a data-driven decision making process that provides high quality first instruction for each student and connects students quickly to remedial or enrichment supports. This process supports our classroom teachers by giving them the tools that they need so that the majority of students are successful in core instruction and provides evidence-based Tier 2 and Tier 3 interventions for our most at-risk students. District and school based teams review multiple sources of data and ask these four key questions in the Cycle of Inquiry:
- Collect and Analyze Data - What are the needs?
- Plan and Implement - What are we going to do about it?
- Monitor and Adjust - Is the intervention working?
- Evaluate and Readjust - Do we need to change, modify or replace interventions?
Last Modified on November 10, 2016