Understanding Interventions at the District and School Level
This page walks through reports that are intended to support administrators like you in understanding how interventions are being implemented across your school or district. There are a few different places in the platform where you can find more info about your interventions, which we'll cover below:
- District and School Insights are available on the Interventions Report
- More detailed School Insights are available on the Interventions Summary Page
District-Level Interventions Reporting
You can view Intervention Reports on the Interventions tab within the District or School Dashboard. The Interventions tab on the left sidebar will lead you to this report. Please note that the District Dashboard is only available if you have access to multiple schools within your district.
This report is intended to support you in understanding and addressing questions of equity and efficacy as you work to improve your supports for all students.
In the Intervention Report, you'll see the number and percent of students currently enrolled in each tier of intervention support. Tier 1 means that a student is only receiving universal supports, whereas Tiers 2 and 3 indicate that a student is receiving more intensive supports that are logged on their Student Success profile.
You can navigate this page just like your district and school dashboards. Read on to learn more.
- You can toggle to previous school years if you've been using student success for multiple years. When you select a year, you'll see a snapshot of the data at the end of that school year, allowing you to understand how your data has changed over time.
- By default, the report shows All Interventions, but you can use the dropdown to view only specific types of interventions, such as Math or Behavior interventions.
- By clicking on any of the column headers, such as Enrollment or Tier 2, you can re-order your data to quickly identify groups that are doing well or may need more support.
- When you use View By, you're choosing to view your data through the breakdown that is most important to you. If you're most interested in understanding the different experiences of students of different races/ethnicities, selecting that option will allow you to see all of the data through that lens. By default, this is set to school.
- When you apply Filters to your dashboard, you are limiting the data on your screen to just the categories you are most interested in. Selecting grade 3, for example, shows only grade three students and how they are doing across all domains of school. You can use multiple filters to continue to zoom in and frame the data. You can always see which filters are applied by checking the gray boxes underneath the "Overview" header.
Recommendations for Using This Report
Typically, the recommended distribution of student supports across tiers is as follows:
- Tier 1 only: 80% of students
- Tier 2: 15% of students
- Tier 3: 5% of students
These numbers can support you in understanding if you need to focus on strengthening your tier 1 supports. However, it is important to remember that it is only a guideline - no two schools or districts are the same, so you should use the information available to do what is best for your students.
If you are having difficulty figuring out what to look for in this report, here are a few examples to get you started:
- If I'm a district leader coordinating literacy supports across the district, I might use this report to understand if one school is more consistently recording and implementing ELA interventions.
- To do this, I would use the dropdown to change the report from "All interventions" to "ELA interventions" and then select School as View By on the left. I could also change View By to grade level to understand if we are implementing ELA interventions appropriately across tiers.
- If I'm a school leader thinking about how I can best support my team, I might use this report to understand which counselors are providing the majority of tier 3 supports.
- To do this, I would change View By to School Counselor. I could also further limit this data by using Filters to understand which specific groups of students are being supported by specific counselors.
Using these examples, you can start to think about how to use this report to understand and begin to answer questions you have about how interventions are being used across your district. To learn more, explore this article, MTSS in a Distance or Hybrid Learning Environment to dive deeper and start using other reports in Student Success.
School-Level Interventions Reporting
In addition to the information from the Intervention Report on your School Dashboard, the Interventions Summary page gives you more detailed insight into how all interventions are performing across your school. This report is intended to support you in understanding and addressing questions of equity and efficacy concerning specific intervention types and strategies as you work to improve your supports for all students.
The Interventions Summary page is accessible in the left sidebar of the Students tab. The page shows current in-progress plans by default, though you can also toggle to see completed plans from this year.
Plans are organized by Intervention Type (e.g., ELA, Behavior), then Tier. Within each Tier you can see:
- Enrollment: The percentage of students at your school that are receiving this support.
- Plans: The number of intervention plans within a given tier and type. Note that the number of plans may be slightly higher than the number of students, since it is possible for the same students to receive multiple interventions at the same time. The percentage of students helps you to see the distribution of interventions across tiers at your school.
- % on track: Whether or not an intervention is on track is based on the most recent progress update of each individual plan. A student's intervention is determined to be on track (green), progressing (yellow), or behind (red) when it comes to meeting the goal of the intervention, depending on whether or not they are currently projected to meet their goal. Plans that are behind are projected to achieve less than 50% of the targeted improvement.
- % up to date: Up to date is defined by whether or not the most recent progress update falls within the expected monitoring frequency on the plan. For example, if a plan’s monitoring frequency is set to weekly, the plan will be up to date (green) if progress was updated in the last week. If it has been more than a week since the last update, an update will be due (yellow). If it has been more than two weeks since the last update, it will be well overdue (red).
If you switch to viewing completed plans, you can see:
- The number of students who have exited a plan for each intervention type and tier.
- How many plans have been completed.
- The percentage of students who met the goal at the end of the plan.
In both the In progress and Completed views, you can expand any of the rows to see performance at the strategy level. This will help you understand which intervention strategies are more successful than others in your school.