#MASSPchat 4/17: Multi-Tiered System of Supports - The Building Level

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The Topic: Multi-Tiered System of Supports: The Building Level
Do schools have a duty to ensure all students are successful and prevent students from dropping out? MTSS refers to a framework for support at all levels of instruction that is systemically in place to help all students succeed. The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) defines Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) as "an integrated, multi-tiered system of instruction, assessment, and intervention designed to meet the achievement and behavioral health needs of ALL learners."

The Essential Components of MTSS design a system of support for all learners. The components are: Implementation Fidelity, Problem Solving, Data Systems, Instruction/ Intervention. For more information, click here.

This Week's Questions:

  1. Tier 1-How has your team established a school-wide commitment to instruction/intervention to meet the needs of ALL students? #MASSPCHAT
  2. Tier 1-What is your plan for ensuring staff understands the core academic and behavior programs? #MASSPCHAT
  3. Tier 2-How are you identifying students for interventions? How do you support the instructional/management concerns of staff? #MASSPCHAT
  4. Tier 2-In what ways are you reviewing data to monitor efficacy of interventions? #MASSPCHAT
  5. Tier 3-In what ways are you and staff monitoring the efficacy and fidelity of intervention delivery? #MASSPCHAT

Meet Our Moderator:
Steve Seward (@sewardstephen) joined the MASSP as the Associate Director in April 2016. Steve began his career as an early elementary educator, teaching both kindergarten and first grade in Thronapple Kellogg Public Schools. He then then went on to become an instructional coach in Cedar Springs Public Schools. After two years Steve began working with district administration and was named the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction. Steve is a National presenter in the areas of leadership, coaching, classroom pedagogy, data dialogue, Professional Learning Communities, district transformation and systems alignment.