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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):

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Office discipline referrals: There was an 29 percent decrease among general education students and 5 percent decrease among special education students in the average number of office discipline referrals from End-of-Year (EOY) 2015 to EOY 2018.
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Out-of-school suspensions: There was a 38 percent decrease among general education students and a 8 percent decrease among special education students in the average number of out-of-school suspensions from EOY 2015 to EOY 2018.
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In-school suspensions: There was a 44 percent decrease among general education students and a 13 percent decrease among special education students in the average number of in-school suspensions from EOY 2015 to EOY 2018.

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.

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