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Essential Components

Within Colorado, there are six Essential Components in the Multi-Tiered System of Supports framework:

  1. Shared Leadership
  2. Data-Based Problem Solving and Decision Making
  3. Layered Continuum of Supports
  4. Evidence Based Instruction, Intervention, and Assessment Practices
  5. Universal Screening and Progress Monitoring
  6. Family, School, and Community Partnering (FSCP)

These components are not sequential and not hierarchical. They are complementary, and they are not mutually-exclusive.

Definitions and Descriptions

View the Resources page for videos related to the Components of Shared Leadership and Family, School, and Community Partnering.

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Please contact Kim Watchorn or 303-866-6262.

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