Supporting Implementation of Data-based Individualization: Lessons Learned from NCII’s First Five Years

Developed By: National Center on Intensive Intervention

The purpose of this document is to provide an overview of the Center’s accomplishments and to highlight a set of lessons learned from the 26 schools that implemented intensive intervention while receiving technical support from the Center. These lessons include:

  1. Support from leadership is essential for successful implementation of DBI.
  2. Solid Tier 1 and 2 foundations allowed school staff to focus efforts on DBI.
  3. Starting small and moving forward one step at a time facilitates success.
  4. Formalizing procedures through standardized protocols helps ensure ongoing DBI implementation.
  5. Committing to trust the process led to successful DBI implementation.

In addition, the document offers guidance for practitioners who are interested in implementing intensive intervention and next steps for NCII.

A companion infographic provides an overview of the key lessons learned in an easily digestible format.