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Data-Based Individualization

Data-based individualization (DBI) is the systematic use of assessment data to monitor student progress and provide intensified interventions.

DBI allows teachers to determine if an intervention is improving student outcomes with concrete information and make adjustments if needed. The cyclical process includes establishing baseline data, implementing an intervention, monitoring student progress, adapting interventions if necessary, and continuing to monitor the effectiveness of a particular intervention. DBI can be used to evaluate the efficacy of interventions in either academic or behavioral domains.


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