The following resources and tools will help readers select supplemental and intensive interventions, which are critical components of MTSS.Evidence-Based Practices
(http://education.state.mn.us/mdeprod/idcplg?IdcService=GET_FILE&dDocName=050785&RevisionSelectionMethod=latestReleased&Rendition=primary). This two-page PDF document from the Minnesota Department of Education provides a general overview of the key components of evidence-based practices and describes why they are important to improve student academic achievement.Core Intervention Components: Identifying and Operationalizing What Makes Programs Work
(http://aspe.hhs.gov/hsp/13/KeyIssuesforChildrenYouth/CoreIntervention/rb_CoreIntervention.pdf). This brief focuses on the importance of identifying, operationalizing, and implementing the “core components” of evidence-based and evidence-informed interventions that likely are critical to producing positive outcomes. It offers a definition of “core components,” discusses challenges and processes related to identifying and validating them, highlights rationales for the importance of operationalizing core components, and explores implications for selecting, funding, implementing, scaling up, and evaluating programs.