R-TFI facilitators help schools with the R-TFI.
The R-TFI Facilitator is the point person for each school using the Reading Tiered Fidelity Inventory (R-TFI). They are responsible for scheduling and leading the administration of the R-TFI one to three times per school year. The R-TFI Facilitator plays a critical role with ensuring:
- The accuracy of the R-TFI data
- Schools understand the purpose of the R-TFI, including intended uses and misuses
- Schools effectively use their R-TFI results to design improvements to their school-wide reading systems
For more information on the full scope of the R-TFI Facilitator's responsibilities, see R-TFI Facilitator Job Description under Tools and Resources on the top of this page.
Individuals complete a series of online courses hosted by EduPaths to become a certified R-TFI Facilitator (Tier 1, Advanced Tiers, or both).
Navigate to www.edupaths.org, click "Log In" in the top right corner, select your district from the MiData Hub Login and authenticate with Google. If you are from outside of Michigan, you will need to set up an account. Email the support at EduPaths to be added manually by EduPaths.
Under Pathways, select MiMTSS for these titles:
- An Overview of the Reading Tiered Fidelity Inventory 2.0 (Required for both)
- Facilitating the Reading Tiered Fidelity Inventory 2.0 (Required for both)
- Reading Tiered Fidelity Inventory 2.0 Tier 1: Elementary and Secondary (Required to be certified for Tier 1)
- Reading Tiered Fidelity Inventory 2.0: Advanced Tiers (Required to be certified for Advanced Tiers)
Within two weeks of completing the courses, you will receive an email verifying that you have completed the requirements to become an R-TFI Facilitator. You will also have the role of R-TFI Facilitator added to your profile within the MiMTSS Data System, a system for Michigan schools, districts, and ISDs.
Prior to independently facilitating an R-TFI administration, people new to the role should also observe or co-facilitate an administration of the R-TFI.
Whether you are new to the role of R-TFI Facilitator or looking for ongoing support in your role, check out the Tools and Resources on the right-hand side of this page. Resources are available for conducting a self-assessment of your knowledge and skills and personalizing a professional learning plan to address areas of need. Find practical tips and a checklist for successfully facilitating the R-TFI as well as background information on specific items.