VTSS has a proven track record of positive results for its participating schools. Currently, 54 Virginia school divisions are participating in VTSS. Each year, schools in participating divisions submit fidelity of implementation and student outcome data to the Virginia Department of Education. Highlights of VTSS’s positive outcomes include:
Impact on school discipline
The following data are based on VTSS Cohort 1-2 schools that are implementing VTSS and have submitted outcome summary data for four consecutive years (n=38):
Impact on administration and instructional time saved
A cost-benefit analysis using Virginia’s office referral data estimates that VTSS implementation saved 0.99 instructional hours per week and 2.89 administrative hours per week from 2015 to 2018. These estimates are based on an average of 15 minutes of instructional time for students and 10 minutes per ODR and 45 minutes per suspension (OSSs/ISSs) of administrative time.
Impact on academic achievement
There have been increases in average SOL pass rates over the past four years for both mathematics and English.
Fidelity of implementation
Higher fidelity of implementation correlates with fewer disciplinary actions.