This three-day institute is designed to support school leadership teams to implement MTSS as a coordinated PreK–12 system of academic and behavior support designed to ensure that all students get off to a healthy start (prevention) and facilitate early and appropriately intensive evidence-based intervention(s) for students at risk. This package focuses on academics within MTSS. Beginning with key yet compact background knowledge that differentiates MTSS from Response to Intervention (RtI), including 10 of the most important lessons learned in decades of school-based implementation, the MTSS Institute systematically details the following:
- The key roles of school leaders, including principals and teachers.
- Which school-based teams perform which roles and functions.
- Comprehensive and proactive design of coordinated reading and language arts and mathematics evidence based instruction and interventions across tiers of increasing intensity, including strategies to increase intensity.
- The use of scientifically sound measures for universal screening to identify students at risk.
- The use of scientifically sound measures for more frequent progress monitoring for students in interventions to determine efficacy of the intervention and any changes that might be needed.
- Processes for determining whether students qualify for special education due to a specific learning disability, and the creation of more appropriately specific and rigorous individualized education program (IEP) goals.
- A process to determine MTSS readiness and a way to evaluate fidelity of implementation.
The MTSS Institute includes selected key readings, opinions of implementation status, and tools to evaluate fidelity of implementation. Download our information sheet to learn more.
Audience: District and site leadership teams, including special education leadership
Format: Three days, consecutive or separate, depending on the situation; held on-site at your district
Materials: Participant Resource Guide; CORE’s Teaching Reading Sourcebook; CORE’s Assessing Reading: Multiple Measures; Internet access will be necessary