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Reading Tiered Fidelity Inventory Facilitator

R-TFI facilitators help schools with the R-TFI.

Role Description

Reading Tiered Fidelity Inventory (R-TFI) Facilitator Job Description

R-TFI Facilitator Professional Learning Plan

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 right-hand side of this page.

Certification

To become a certified R-TFI Facilitator Tier 1, complete 4 online courses hosted by EduPaths (https://www.edupaths.org/Pathways/Courses/66). You will need to sign up for a free account if you have not previously registered for a course with EduPaths. Search Pathways for these titles:

  1. The Reading Tiered Fidelity Inventory (R-TFI) Overview Version 2
  2. Facilitating the R-TFI Version 2
  3. R-TFI Tier 1 Part 1: Elementary and Secondary
  4. Either Reading Tiered Fidelity Inventory Tier 1 Part 2: Items Unique to Elementary or Reading Tiered Fidelity Inventory Tier 1 Part 3: Items Unique to Secondary

To become a certified R-TFI Facilitator Advanced Tiers, complete 3 online courses hosted by EduPaths (https://www.edupaths.org/Pathways/Courses/66). You will need to sign up for a free account if you have not previously registered for a course with EduPaths. Search Pathways for these titles:

  1. The Reading Tiered Fidelity Inventory (R-TFI) Overview Version 2
  2. Facilitating the R-TFI Version 2
  3. Reading Tiered Fidelity Inventory Advanced Tiers

At the end of the final course, look for specific instructions to complete the final certification step: uploading the Course Completion Certificates for the required courses. There is a link on the last page of the final course for the certificates to be uploaded to confirm you have met all of the training requirements. Course Completion Certificates can be accessed by clicking on the My Transcript page on EduPaths.org.

Please view the TFI Facilitator Certification video if you need assistance with this step. Note: The video does not have sound.

Within two weeks of submitting your documents through the link provided in the last course, 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.

Support for R-TFI Facilitators

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.

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