DBI Implementation Rubric and Interview

Developed By: National Center on Intensive Intervention

The DBI Implementation Rubric and the DBI Implementation Interview are intended to support monitoring of school-level implementation of data-based individualization (DBI). The rubric is based on the structure of the Center on Response to Intervention’s Integrity Rubric and is aligned with the essential components of DBI and the infrastructure that is necessary for successful implementation in Grades K–6. It describes levels of implementation on a 1–5 scale across DBI components. The rubric is accompanied by the DBI Implementation Interview which includes guiding questions that may be used for a self-assessment or structured interview of a school’s DBI leadership team.

The rubric and interview document are developed around the following components:

  1. System Features
  2. Data and Decision Making
  3. Intervention
  4. DBI Process
  5. DBI Evaluation

These tools have been revised based on two years of use with NCII partner schools. Facilitators’ feedback resulted in new and refined items, additional sample interview questions, and an interview template that supports separate ratings for DBI implementation in reading, mathematics, and behavior.

NCII has developed a series of tools to support fidelity of DBI implementation at the student level. The Student-Level DBI Implementation Checklists allow intensive intervention teams to monitor implementation of the DBI process during initial planning and ongoing review (progress monitoring) meetings. The Daily and Weekly Intervention Review Logs collect information on day-to-day student plan implementation. Interventionists or planning teams can use the Intensive Intervention Implementation Review Log to review, document, and improve implementation of DBI process for the group of students they serve.