After scores on the 2014 New York State English language arts assessment at P.S. 52 Sheepshead Bay School in Brooklyn were unsatisfactory, first-year principal Rafael Alvarez searched for a way to improve academic outcomes for his students, who come from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds and about a quarter of whom are English language learners.
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This two-step tool can help teams to consider both what their needs are and to evaluate available tools against those needs. Step 1 can help your team systematically identify and document your MTSS data system needs and current context and step 2 focuses on selecting and evaluating a data system for conducting screening and progress monitoring within a tiered system of support based on the…
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Does it seem like everyone’s talking more about MTSS and less about RTI? If you said yes, you would be right. In March 2017, I began analyzing state department of education’s use of the terms response to intervention (RTI) and multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) to describe a schoolwide, integrated tiered system of support.
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At this very moment states and districts use dozens of acronyms, most commonly MTSS (multi-tiered systems of support) and RTI (response to intervention or instruction), to refer to a tiered system of support. You may have also noticed that sometimes in education we take a simple concept and turn into an overly complex system of forms and processes. I have found that when schools start to lose…
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If you’ve been reading this blog series, by now you know that MTSS is here to stay. But, you also know that a lot can go awry when MTSS is implemented in schools. Tier 1 instruction may not be provided for all students.
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High leverage practices can help teachers supercharge their instruction across all grade levels and content areas. View this post to learn how HLPs are used at Tier 1 to improve learning to all students.
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A main goal of multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS) is to identify and intervene early with students who are struggling. But how do we know if a struggling student really needs intervention?
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Educators are notorious for getting excited about new buzzwords or programs. And if you are like me, you were really excited the first time you were introduced to response to intervention (RTI) or multi-tiered system of support (MTSS).
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The pandemic has disrupted and, in many cases hindered, learning for all students – most particularly for our most vulnerable populations. Data literacy is key to understanding and tailoring instructional decisions to address students’ varying needs.
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Innovation configurations (ICs) are designed to evaluate current teacher preparation and professional development (PD) by determining the extent to which EBPs are taught, observed, and applied within teacher preparation and PD programs.
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As schools plan for fall 2021, this is our chance to re-examine school through a trauma-sensitive lens with a focus on creating a safe, supportive, equitable, and engaging learning environment. A trauma-sensitive school is one in which all students feel safe, welcomed, and supported (Cole, Eisner, Gregory, & Ristuccia, 2013).
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Comprehensive resource for adopting a trauma-sensitive approach schoolwide. Includes 3 components: 1) trauma 101 e-resource and corresponding slide deck for use providing PD on trauma and its effects; 2) building trauma-sensitive schools online module and handouts that introduce all staff to a framework for trauma-sensitive schools and universal practices; and 3) leading trauma-sensitive schools…
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Building a Multi-System Trauma-Informed Collaborative is designed to help child-serving agencies and their partners build a coordinated and more effective response to child trauma, and to support jurisdictions as they look to further coordinate services and response across diverse stakeholders.
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This webinar, hosted by the National Center for Systemic Improvement, presents research related to language development patterns in young Dual Language Learners, an early childhood program success story, and perspectives from a family-led organization.
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The brief by Regional Education Laboratory (REL) Midwest shares the results of a randomized controlled trial – the most rigorous study design – to examine the impact of EWIMS on students and schools.
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