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Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)
2020 CO-MTSS Virtual Summit
UPDATE: Our Summit plans have changed!
August 3, 8:45-2:45 pm, Online
MTSS: Aligning Systems to Achieve Student Outcomes
Join us for a free virtual webinar by Dr. Kent McIntosh, professor, Department of Special Education and Clinical Sciences at the University of Oregon and Co-Investigator on the OSEP National Technical Assistance Center on PBIS. Dr. McIntosh will share the historical perspective of MTSS and guide us through the steps in developing an effective MTSS framework. This presentation will dispel myths and misconceptions of MTSS and the necessity of building efficient and effective internal infrastructures to affect and sustain change.
Implementation Science: How to Create Sustainable Change
Join us for a free virtual webinar by Dr. Caryn S. Ward, Associate Director, Education & Measurement, NIRN. This presentation is focused on implementation science at the district and school levels on Friday, Jun 26, 2020 from 11-12pm.
Click here to register and learn more about this event! This session will be archived and will be available at www.cde.state.co.us/mtss.
Office of Learning Supports
The Office of Learning Supports is part of the Teaching and Learning Unit. The mission of the Office of Learning Supports is to support school and district systems development for the effective implementation of multi-tiered frameworks to improve academic and behavioral outcomes for all.
MTSS is a framework applied at the state, district, and school level that uses implementation science to create one integrated system. This system is designed to support the needs of all students. MTSS is defined as a prevention-based framework of team-driven data-based problem solving for improving the outcomes of every student through family, school, and community partnering and a layered continuum of evidence-based practices applied at the classroom, school, district, region, and state level.
MTSS Essential Components
MTSS consists of 5 essential components. Please click on each link below for more information on each component:
- Team-Driven Shared Leadership
- Data-Based Problem Solving and Decision-Making
- Family, School, and Community Partnering
- Layered Continuum of Supports
- Evidence-Based Practices
At the district or regional level, leadership teams build infrastructure that supports the implementation of the 5 components of MTSS. The building of this infrastructure includes (1) identifying and aligning key priorities, (2) securing funding, resources, and time to implement those priorities, (3) developing training and coaching structures to support personnel with implementation, and (4) gathering data to evaluate the implementation and impact of the key priorities.
At the school level, building teams implement their identified priorities and build a tiered system that fits their respective context. School teams identify the fidelity and student outcomes they wish to achieve and then identify the data needed to monitor progress toward those outcomes. They also outline the practices used at each tier, as well as the systems that enable staff to both implement the identified practices and to gather the required data.
MTSS Overview Video
Access the MTSS Resources page for additional CO-MTSS materials.
For more information, please contact Allison Greene, 303-866-6355.