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Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) Family, School, and Community Partnering (FSCP) Implementation Guide: Supporting Every Student's Learning

This MTSS FSCP Partnering Implementation Guide is a revision of the 2009 Response to Intervention (RTI) Family and Community Partnering: "On the Team and at the Table" Toolkit.  This guide is focused on improving student academic and behavioral outcomes by coordinating learning between home and school.  It is a self-directed, online learning opportunity.

For More Information, Contact: Beth Donahue
Family Engagement Specialist
Exceptional Student Services
Email:; Phone:  720-926-1453

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Research Brief:


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Activity Descriptions

  • Application Activity #1:  Define “Partnering” Packet
    This activity is related to the “WHAT” of family, school, and community partnering (FSCP). The definition can be for an individual stakeholder, team, an organization or a school or district. It should be personally meaningful and clearly understood by those who will use it, including students whose school success is the partnering focus.
  • Application Activity #2:  Write A Partnering Job Description Packet
    This activity is related to the “WHO” of family, school, and community partnering (FSCP).  A brief, action-based job description can act as a simple daily reminder and stimulate shifts in practice.

  • Application Activity #3:  Create A Partnering Calendar Packet
    This activity is related to the “WHEN” of family, school, and community partnering (FSCP). Supporting the ideas of “coordinated" learning and “anytime, anywhere” learning, a calendar can help in personal accountability and planning. Actions should be doable, relevant, and fit into a schedule.


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Research Brief:


Data Sources
Stakeholders can use these data tools to assess current family, school and community partnering efforts and to continually guide action planning, improvement. The first three under Key Measures, are suggested to help create a multi-faceted snapshot of various aspects of partnering in any site or situation.  The remaining Additional Instruments are organized by tiers and purpose, so as to best serve a site or situation's need for certain kinds of data.


Key Measures


Additional Instruments

Universal Tier

Targeted and Intensive Tiers


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Activity Descriptions

  • Collect and Summarize Data Packet, Application Activity #1
    This activity allows for completing relevant measures and summarizing data that may have been collected or exist relating to family, school, and community partnering.


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    Research Brief


    Multi-Tiered FSCP Tools
    Stakeholders can adapt and apply these tools for a specific site or situation.  They are intended to save stakeholder time and provide sample partnering language.  Many were reviewed by family members so as to ensure appropriateness and were revised based on that feedback.

    Specific Special Education Supports
    These tools offer some specific tools for including families as teaming partners throughout the special education process, including participating in MTSS individualized problem solving; focus is on continuous, coordinated, and collaborative student learning.


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    Activity Descriptions

    • Develop a “Partnering Technology Tip Sheet” Packet, Application Activity #1
      This activity is intended to encourage effective technology partnering between home and school, focused on supporting student learning.  Each district and school has unique resources, policies, procedures, and platforms.  Providing adult support (educators and families) in using technology is important, as is including students in the communication loops.
    • Try Multi-Tiered FSCP Tools and Special Education FSCP Supports Packet, Application Activity #2
      This activity is intended to encourage adapting or creating partnering materials that are practical and relevant for a specific site or situation. Individual educators, families, and/or groups can work together to align materials and provide consistency throughout a school community; and save valuable time and resources. 

    • Create a “Presentation to Share” Packet, Application Activity #3
      This activity is intended to encourage sharing information from the MTSS FSCP Partnering Implementation Guide with others. It is suggested that slides, videos, tools, data sources, and readings be considered from each step. Existing or collected data might guide efforts as to what is already in place and what might be needed.


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    Specific Topics


    For More Information

    Family School Liaison
    Main Phone: 303-866-6694

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