Data-Based Individualization (DBI)
Data-Based Individualization (DBI) is a systematic method for using data to determine when and how to provide more intensive intervention. Throughout the DBI process, we use progress-monitoring data to evaluate a student’s response to intervention, moving to the next component as needed.
Building capacity and improving student outcome with DBI: Wyoming’s implementation story
This video shares Wyoming’s journey in building the capacity of educators to implement Data-Based Individualization (DBI) to improve academic and behavior outcomes for students with disabilities as part of their State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP). The video was developed by the National Center on Intensive Intervention (NCII) in partnership with the Wyoming Department of Education and staff and students from Laramie County School District #1. Learn more!
What is DBI?
- Introduction to Data-Based Individualization
- Considerations for DBI Implementation
- DBI Framework– A framework for intensive intervention prepared by National Center on Intensive Intervention
- Online Module: Introduction to Intensive Intervention
Get Started with DBI!
- DBI Online Interactive Training Module from the National Center on Intensive Intervention (NCII)
- NCII Tool Chart Resources
Resources & Tools
- Academic Progress Monitoring tool chart – National Center on Intensive Intervention at American Institutes for Research. This tool chart presents information about academic progress monitoring tools.
- Breaking Down the DBI Process
- DBI Implementation Checklist – The purpose of this checklist is to determine the extent to which school personnel are implementing the essential components of school-level implementation of data-based individualization for students who need intensive intervention.
- DBI Weekly Implementation Log – (Updated February 2023) Tool to support data collection of the students’ current intervention. To be used daily and weekly.
- Data Team Tools
- Intensification Strategy Checklist
- Literacy Strategies (lesson plans and diagnostic assessments)
- Secondary Literacy Strategies
- Student Progress Monitoring Tool for Data Collection and Graphic
- Taxonomy of Intervention Intensity
- Why Administrators Should Support Data-Based Individualization (DBI)
DBI Trainings & Events
Wyoming Trainings and Events
Data-Based Individualization Canvas Modules
DBI modules are currently being developed and will be available soon for inclusion in your district’s Canvas Learning Management System. The modules are designed to inform and instruct administrators and practitioners. They may be used as front loading material prior to formal in-person training or as a refresher course for those already implementing DBI. With adequate coaching support, the modules may also be used as standalone training. The modules are comprehensive and cover the entire DBI process to include data-based decision making and the team decision making process.
National Trainings and Events
National Center on Intensive Intervention DBI Training Series
This series of training modules developed by the National Center on Intensive Intervention (NCII) is aimed at district or school teams involved in initial planning or implementation of data-based individualization (DBI) as a framework for providing intensive intervention in academics and behavior. The modules listed below provide an overview of the DBI process and more in-depth exploration of the various components of DBI. Each module is intended as a component of comprehensive professional development that includes supplemental coaching and ongoing support. The modules should be delivered by a trained, knowledgeable professional. Presentation slides or videos, handouts, and a coaching guide with suggested coaching activities are provided.
- Getting Ready to Implement Intensive Intervention: Infrastructure for Data-Based Individualization
- Module 1: Introduction to Data-Based Individualization (DBI): Considerations for Implementation in Academics and Behavior
- Module 2: Using Academic Progress Monitoring for Individualized Instructional Planning
- Module 3: Monitoring Student Progress for Behavioral Interventions
- Module 4: Secondary Interventions: Setting the Foundation for Intensive Support
- Module 5: Informal Academic Diagnostic Assessment: Using Data to Guide Intensive Instruction
- Module 6: Using FBA for Diagnostic Assessment in Behavior
- Module 7: What Do I Do Now? Individualizing Academic Interventions when Standard Approaches Don’t Work
- Module 8: What Do I Do Now? Individualizing Behavior Interventions when Standard Approaches Don’t Work