Consensus is achieved through staff discussions that focus on the need for the initiative and the skills that the staff has for implementing the process. Consensus-building can be facilitated by examining the data-based compelling need to implement an MTSS framework and/or an administrative directive for this system design. Consensus indicates that agreement level has been achieved with at least 80% support among the group (i.e., school, grade level, subject area) targeted for implementation. Consensus is not a majority, but rather is an agreement to support implementation. Achieving consensus ensures that the staff understands the data-based need for the process and believes that they either possess the skills or have support for the skill development necessary for successful implementation of the process.
Tools for Determining a Compelling Need for a 3-Tier Framework & Attending to Consensus
Tools for Creating Professional Learning Communities within a 3-Tier Framework
Tools for Aligning and Prioritizing Resources
Tools for Communicating Schoolwide RTI Efforts to Parents
Self-Assessments and Action Planning Tools