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VTSS has a proven track record of positive results for its participating schools. Currently, 40 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 three consecutive years (n=38):

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Office discipline referrals: There was an 33 percent decrease among general education students and 21 percent decrease among special education students in the average number of office discipline referrals from End-of-Year (EOY) 2015 to EOY 2017.
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Out-of-school suspensions: There was a 33 percent decrease among general education students and a 35 percent decrease among special education students in the average number of out-of-school suspensions from EOY 2015 to EOY 2017.
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In-school suspensions: There was a 21 percent decrease among general education students and a 14 percent decrease among special education students in the average number of in-school suspensions from EOY 2015 to EOY 2017.

Impact on administration and instructional time saved

A cost-benefit analysis using Virginia’s office referral data estimates that VTSS implementation saved 1.07 instructional hours per week and 2.13 administrative hours per week from 2015 to 2017. This is based on the conservative calculation that each discipline referral takes on average approximately 20 administrative minutes and 10 instructional minutes.

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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