PBIS Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI)

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The purpose of the PBIS Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI) is to provide a valid, reliable, and efficient measure of the extent to which school personnel are applying the core features of school-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS). The TFI is intended to guide both initial implementation and sustained use of PBIS.

The TFI is available at www.pbisassessment.org in your school's account, and there is no cost to use the TFI or its online scoring and reporting features. There is also a pdf version available at Center on PBIS for use while preparing your item responses.

The TFI is intended to be completed by members of a school's Tier I, Tier II, and/or Tier III team(s), with the active presence and guidance of an external PBIS coach (such as a District or Regional Coach).

School teams are encouraged to self-assess PBIS implementation when they initially launch implementation of PBIS, and then every third or fourth meeting until they reach at least 70% fidelity across three consecutive administrations. Once fidelity on a tier is met, the team may choose to shift to annual TFI assessment.

Schools new to PBIS may start by using only the Tier I section of the TFI, and as they improve their implementation of Tier I, they may add assessment of Tier II and/or Tier III features.

Log into your school's PBIS Assessment account, and look under "Open Surveys" for your school's current Tiered Fidelity Inventory. For assistance on locating your TFI in the Open Surveys in PBIS Assessment, view this video (around the 3min mark).

View video tutorials created by PBIS Assessment to guide you through TFI Administration, from Preparation and Completion to Reporting and Action Planning.

Help with Accessing the TFI

  • Ask your Local PBIS Assessment Coordinator for your district or region to facilitate and open the survey for your school team.

  • If you are unsure who your Local PBIS Assessment Coordinator is, check this webpage to see if you have a Coordinator identified for your district.

  • If you do not know your Local Coordinator, then email Diane LaMaster and the Evaluation Team at eval@midwestpbis.org