Program Evaluation

The PS/RtI project has an array of tools for districts to use in assessing various aspects of their Multi-Tiered System of Supports. Tools grouped by purpose can be found below. 

To help districts best use these tools to meet their needs, we are proud to offer the following supports:
  • Tool selection, as aligned with district goals and needs
  • Orientation to the tool
  • Training on the use of the tool
  • Support and technical assistance on the administration and use of the tool
  • Support with organization and display of data from the tool
  • Technical assistance and support with data analysis and subsequent planning
  • For questions or additional technical assistance with the tools below, please contact your district's Regional Coordinator (see listing at

Needs Assessment & Progress Monitoring Tool for Implementation of MTSS

The Self-Assessment of MTSS Implementation (SAM) measures school-level implementation of a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS). There are 42 items in the SAM, organized into six domains representing the critical components of MTSS. This tool can help answer questions such as: How well is my school implementing MTSS? How are we doing in each of the six critical domains of MTSS? What are my school’s strengths and needs related to MTSS implementation?

Tools for Examining Consensus Development

Tools for Examining Infrastructure Development

Tools for Examining Fidelity of Team Problem Solving

(Please note: Training in administration and scoring procedures is essential for proper use of the following instruments. Contact the PS/RtI Project for training support.)

Observation Checklists (You can either download the Observation Checklists and complete electronically in Adobe Reader, or you can print hard copies and complete by hand.) Permanent Product Reviews

Examples of Tools for Gathering Stakeholders' Perspectives

Archived Tools