Becoming Efficient and Cohesive: How to Align Initiatives and Processes

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 5
  • Skill Level: Advanced
  • Session 4: Assessment and Intervention in an RTI Framework

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. identify their role in helping school teams align initiatives, practices, policies, and funding.
  2. learn key questions to ask in the alignment process.
  3. know how to lead their school teams to improve alignment among initiatives, policies, funding, professional development, and philosophical foundations of programs.


As school psychologists collaboratively develop and implement initiatives in schools, they often find that programs may overlap and duplicate services. Aligning initiatives and practices within a school ensures that practices, policies, funding, goals, and data collection systems are cohesive. This presentation will propose strategies to ensure that the range of services provided, especially within an MTSS framework, are effective and efficient. The presenters will share an operational definition of alignment and indicators of effective alignment.



Ellie L. Young, Brigham Young University
Sara Moulton, Brigham Young University
Cade Charlton, Brigham Young University
Christian V. Sabey, Brigham Young University


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