Baseline Assessment: TFI
What is the TFI?
The Tiered Fidelity Inventory, or TFI, helps school teams measure both their progress and sustained fidelity for all three tiers of PBIS implementation. This tool replaces the TIC, SET, and the BoQ evaluations. Learn more about the TFI here.
Why should my school complete the TFI if we're just getting started or reconnecting to PBIS?
It's important that your school completes the TFI so you can have a starting point or "benchmark" of where you are with PBIS implementation. Minnesota PBIS does not expect schools that are brand new or reconnecting to PBIS to have high scores on this assessment—it takes a few years of implementing PBIS, including tracking and using your data to see your implementation scores increase.
Wherever you start or reconnect should not be a concern, and it helps to know where you are to figure out your next right steps. Taking the TFI will get your school started on the right foot to get back into measuring current implementation, progress monitoring, and using student outcome data for decision-making.
How do I conduct the TFI at my school?
The TFI can be done as a self-assessment (you and your team can take it together internally) OR with an outside TFI facilitator (an experienced TFI user who is not from your team, but can come to your school, to do a walkthrough using the TFI Walkthrough Tool in Appendix A), then administer the TFI with your team).
Minnesota PBIS has a training video available for new school teams and TFI facilitators. You can view this video here. In order to conduct the TFI, you will need to download the TFI Facilitation Guidebook from PBIS Apps.
All of these tools and resources are free to use at no-cost to your school or district.
TIPS for conducting the TFI
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