Phase 1 - Consensus

​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