Implementing Multi Tiered Systems Of Support A Part Of Our Normal Routine

891 WordsOct 3, 20164 Pages
MTSS Update: Our district is well along the path to making Multi-Tiered Systems of Support a part of our normal routine. We are in our 6th year for reading and starting our third year of working on behavior. We will be continuing to work on both of those areas and rolling in math this year. All buildings have completed our first reading screener of the year and are busy doing further diagnostic testing of students who are not at benchmark. Some small groups have already started to address the specific needs of each student. These small groups change throughout the year based on the students’ needs. The goal is that students will master the grade level skills and exit the intervention group. MTSS, where are we and where are we going? Reading has became just part of how we do business and the results are starting to show great gains. Last year the K-5 schools implemented a new core curriculum. There is continued work in refining the tiered process, and aligning interventions with students’ specific needs. AMS has added the use of the Scholastic Reading Inventory screener and is also working with Rachel Loersch, a literacy expert, to refine tier two work. 6-12 English Language Arts staff will be considering new curriculum materials for the 2016-17 school year to align with the Kansas College & Career Ready Standards. We are continuing to offer Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) training throughout the year and will adding a training for
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