Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI)
WHAT: The Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI) is a single, efficient, valid, reliable fidelity survey designed to guide implementation and sustained use of SWPBIS. Using the TFI, teams measure the extent to which school personnel apply the core features of SWPBIS at all three tiers.
WHO: School Systems Planning Teams - a team of three to eight people including the administrator and district coach - with input from Tier I, II, and/or III teams. It is strongly recommended that the team complete the TFI with an external SWPBIS coach serving as a facilitator. (Coordinators and school teams can enter TIC results in PBIS Assessment.)
WHEN: First-year implementers take the TFI as an initial assessment, moving to administering the survey every third or fourth meeting. Schools reaching 70% fidelity at Tier 1, and 80% fidelity at Tier 2 and Tier 3, over three consecutive times may take annually.
WHY: The purpose of the School-wide PBIS Tiered Fidelity Inventory is to provide an efficient and valid index of the extent to which PBIS core features are in place within a school. It is based on earlier PBIS fidelity surveys (SET, BoQ, TIC, SAS, BAT, MATT). The primary purpose of the instrument is to help school teams improve. It is a guide for implementation for Tier I, II and/or III practices and also necessary for the Recognition Process.
Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI) Walkthrough
Accessing the Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI)The TFI is available for free through PBISApps.org. Ask the Local PBIS Assessment Coordinator for your district to facilitate and open the survey for your school team.
Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI) Data Example
The Tiered Fidelity Inventory addresses all three tiers, and focuses on those elements of PBIS that are most "core" to achieving student outcomes. The tool provides useful graphs for data-based decision-making, like the example below.