Collaborating Around Data-based Decision Making

Collaboration is a process where people work together toward common goals. Collaboration as part of an RtI system includes administrators, educators, families and communities working together both formally and informally. This partnership builds and implements a model that identifies and provides supports to students to increase their academic and behavioral success through data-based decision making.

Educators can use collaborative protocols such as Professional Learning Communities (PLC) and problem-solving processes to systematize discussions surrounding a variety of data subsets, including:

  • Students
  • Classes
  • Common assessments
  • Learning targets
  • Multiple means of assessment

Collaboration’s purpose within an RtI system is to utilize data to drive change in classroom practices, curriculum and instruction that ultimately helps all students succeed. By using data as the source for collaboration among educators, schools are able to generate and formulate plans for implementation surrounding shared ideas for increasing student achievement.

Professional Learning Communities

Professional Learning Communities (PLC) are an essential element in a quality RtI process. PLCs put administrators and educators on the same team, working towards effective integration of RtI in the school culture.

The Wisconsin RtI Center has conducted a training of trainer series to empower selected trainers across the state to train schools and districts how to enact PLCs in a quality Wisconsin RtI framework. Contact the trainers directly for information on availability and fees. Click here to view the list of trainers across the state.