Recognized Schools

Letters of notification will be mailed by June 17, 2014

The Wisconsin RtI Center has been recognizing schools for their implementation of the Wisconsin RtI framework in behavior (PBIS) for three years and academics (reading and mathematics) for two years.  Two levels of recognition are awarded based on demonstration of elements of the RtI framework and sustained implementation for either academics or behavior (PBIS); Schools of Merit implement elements of the Wisconsin RtI frameworks with integrity. Schools of Distinction sustain these elements for at least two years and begin to demonstrate student-level outcomes. 

Of note, the Wisconsin RtI framework in academics considers multiple levels of support (universal, selective, and intensive) when considering recognition while the Wisconsin RtI framework in behavior (PBIS) recognizes only universal level (tier 1) implementation at this time.  

Purpose

Wisconsin RtI Center Recognized School program for Academics (reading and mathematics) and Behavior (PBIS):

  • Recognizes schools' hard work to implement the Wisconsin RtI framework system-wide
  • Promotes Wisconsin’s vision of addressing the needs of all students through quality RtI frameworks as standard practice for schools
  • Showcases examples of Wisconsin RtI framework implementation throughout the state
  • Promotes school-to-school sharing of practices 

Schools are able to apply for recognition and will be awarded with Merit or Distinction based on the level of implementation, sustainability, and student outcomes as scored on the application.

Eligibility

All Wisconsin schools are eligible to apply. Applications open March 3, 2014 and will close May 2, 2014. No late applications will be accepted. Below are the minimal criteria needed to be considered for recognition.  


Schools of Merit must demonstrate the majority of the characteristics below:

Academic - Schools of Merit

 Behavior (PBIS) – Schools of Merit

Have sent a complete team (at least three people with decision maker) to the Wisconsin RtI Center Foundational Overview/ RtI Systems Framework training

Have sent a complete team (at least three people with decision maker) to PBIS Tier 1 Training (C100, U100, U200, U300)

Have school leadership teams that meet regularly (minimum: monthly, at least 6 times) and includes active participation of a  decision maker

Have school leadership teams that meet regularly (minimum: monthly, at least 6 times) and includes active participation of a  decision maker

Have an identified RtI Coordinator

Have an identified PBIS Internal Coach

Have self-assessed at full implementation (3.20-4.00) on the School-Wide Implementation Review (SIR) during the current school year

Have self-assessed at fidelity (70 percent or higher) on the Benchmarks of Quality (BoQ) during the current school year (score must be entered into PBIS eval before you submit your application)

Actively use data to action plan and guide implementation

Actively use data to action plan and guide implementation

Actively use student screening data for team-based decision making and problem solving at both the systems and student level

Actively use student (Big 5) data for team-based decision making and problem solving at both the systems and student level

Schools of Distinction must meet ALL of School of Merit criteria above in addition to the following:

Academic - Schools of Distinction

Behavior (PBIS) – Schools of Distinction

Have self-assessed at full implementation (3.20-4.00) on the School-wide Implementation Review (SIR) for two consecutive  years; during the current year and the previous year

Have self-assessed at fidelity on the Benchmarks of Quality (BoQ) for two consecutive years; schools must have scored at least 80 percent in the current year and at least 70 percent last year

Have at least two years of disaggregated screening data and show a connection with changes in student outcomes

Have at least two years of disaggregated office disciplinary referral data and  show a connection with changes in student outcomes

Recognition

Schools recognized as Schools of Merit:

  • a school banner,
  • a letter of congratulations, and
  • recognition at the Annual PBIS Leadership Conference.

Schools recognized as Schools of Distinction:

  • a school banner,
  • letter of congratulations,
  • recognition at the Annual PBIS Leadership Conference,
  • certificate of recognition, and
  • one free registration to the Annual PBIS Leadership Conference OR a copy of the BEP video 
     

Application

To receive the best chance at receiving recognition schools should complete all sections of the application and upload all documents where requested. Use the Not Applicable (N/A) option only when necessary. Applications will be reviewed against an established scoring rubric. You do not need to have all sections of the application well established to receive recognition, but more detail will substantially improve your score. As you complete the online application, please notice the “save and continue survey later” button at the bottom of each screen. Also please remember to not include any identifying student or staff information.

For any assistance regarding technical issues, contact Melissa Marks at marksm@wisconsinRtIcenter.org or 920-948-5979. For any assistance and clarification regarding the content of the questions themselves, contact your regional technical assistance coordinator.

Please note: Those completing the application within a browser other than Google Chrome or Firefox, (such as Internet Explorer), may need to download the most recent version of Adobe Flash Player in order to upload the requested documents. Download the most recent version of the free Flash Player here.

Online Wisconsin RtI Behavior (PBIS) Application
Online Wisconsin RtI Academic Application  
Print-Friendly Recognized School Application - Behavior
Print-Friendly Recognized School Application - Academic 

Wisconsin RtI Center Recognized Schools - Academic

2013-14 Recognized Schools 
2012-13 Recognized Schools 
2011-12 Recognized Schools

Wisconsin RtI Center Recognized Schools – Behavior (PBIS)

2013-14 Recognized Schools 
2012-13 Recognized Schools
2011-12 Recognized Schools
2010-11 Recognized Schools

Events for Coaches

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