Branching Minds is an MTSS/RTI system-level education platform that brings together innovative, easy to use technology with the latest insights from the learning sciences to help drive student and school success, while making teachers and administrators work easier and more effective. Branching Minds connects data, systems, interventions, and stakeholders so that educators, administrators, and families can work better together to support students' holistic needs.
“ Branching Minds provides so much more than just a solution to our problem. Branching Minds has illuminated a path forward for developing the foundational systems and processes we need to truly personalize supports for our students. In addition, Branching Minds multiplies our capacity to identify and respond to student needs. ”
Student data from Student Information System
Ingest student rostering data and additional info supportive for whole child picture (at risk indicators, attendance concerns, and more)
Academic, Behavior and SEL Assessments
Ingest external universal screeners, benchmarks, and progress monitors, and provides behavior progress monitors, behavior incident tracking, and the SECA SEL assessment
Targeted Teacher Observations
Collect insights from teachers based on learning science to understand students strengths and challenges across academic, behavior, cognitive and SEL needs
RTI/MTSS Best Practices
Guide teachers and administrators through best practice workflows that support collaborative problem solving at the systems, groups and individual student level.
Figure out who needs supports—and why
Help educators tier based on data, and collect teacher observations based on academic, cognitive, SEL and behavioral needs to inform who needs support and why, proactively
Find the right interventions and create plans
The most comprehensive and instructive library of evidence-based learning supports of any MTSS platform. Our supports include hundreds of paid evidence-based intervention programs, as well as nearly a thousand free evidence-based strategies, activities, and resources curated based on student need for academics, behavior and SEL to help teachers match interventions to students’ needs.
Easily document work and monitor progress
Generate automated to-do lists for each educator, and present graphs that support problem-solving, while monitoring both fidelity and progress.
Streamline family communication and documentation
Templated family communications, student intervention and behavior incident reports, as well as and communication, meeting, and supporting document archives.
Quickly understand system health and fidelity
Capture RTI/MTSS infrastructure benchmarking, and generate tier movement reports, benchmark reports, family communication reports, intervention usage reports, and more.
Improved student outcomes in academics, behavior and SEL
Students supported on BrM experienced an average of 5 percentile points reading gains, while students not supported decreased an average of .3 percentile points over 1.5 years. t(137) = 2.2, p = .028, d = .38