Wyoming MTSS

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Wyoming Multi-Tiered System of Supports (Wyoming MTSS)

 

A multi-tiered system of supports, or MTSS, is a framework that focuses on system-level change and continuous improvement across the classroom, school, and district to provide each student with opportunities to maximize academic achievement and develop skills for success. 

The Wyoming MTSS Center is a cross-division effort to support local Wyoming educators in developing the knowledge, skills, and infrastructure to effectively implement MTSS. The Center, in partnership with the MTSS Center at the American Institutes for Research, provides high-quality MTSS training, coaching, information, and resources. 


The Wyoming MTSS Center is looking for pilot sites for MTSS 

 What do pilot sites receive? 

  • Free training (virtual and in-person options). 
  • Stipend for an in-district/school MTSS coach (called a District System Coach). 
  • Access to state and national MTSS experts and events.  
  • Ongoing coaching and consultation from a Wyoming MTSS Center State Coach.  
  • Access to free MTSS tools and resources. 
  • Click here for more details on the pilot project. 

  What are the next steps for districts/schools interested in becoming a pilot site?  

  • Convene a team of local stakeholders to confirm there is a commitment and readiness to implement MTSS in at least one school within the district.  
  • Submit the Pilot Project Readiness Checklist by clicking here by April 16. Get a PDF of the Readiness Checklist.  
  • Attend an optional informational webinar on April 8 from 10-10:30 a.m. MDT to learn more about the Wyoming MTSS Center Pilot Project participation requirements. Click here to register. The webinar has been recorded and is available here.

 For more information, contact Jason Harlacher, Wyoming MTSS Center Co-Director, at Jharlacher@air.org


Components of MTSS:

  • Universal Screening is a systematic process that uses appropriate measures for identifying students who may be at risk for poor learning outcomes, including academic, behavioral, social, emotional, school completion, and college and career readiness outcomes. It’s also used to evaluate the effectiveness of core instruction.
  • Progress Monitoring is the use of reliable and valid measures to assess a student’s performance and to quantify a student’s rate of improvement or responsiveness to supplemental instruction and support. It’s also used to evaluate the effectiveness of supplemental instruction.
  • Data-based Decision Making occurs at all levels of MTSS implementation, from individual students to the district level. Teams use screening, diagnostic, progress monitoring, classroom assessment, and fidelity data to make decisions about instruction, movement within the multi-level prevention system, intensification of instruction and supports, and identification of students with disabilities (in accordance with state and local policies).
  • The Multi-Level Prevention System includes three tiers of intensity for instruction, intervention, and supports. Tier 1 includes high-quality, schoolwide academic, social, emotional and behavioral programming and supports designed to meet the needs of all students. At Tier 2, schools provide small group, standardized academic interventions or targeted behavioral or mental health supports using validated intervention programs to support students identified as at-risk. Tier 3 includes intensive intervention for students not responding to Tier 2 through instruction and supports that are intensified and individualized based on student need.

Implementation:

Fidelity of Implementation Rubric Summary Sheet 

Fidelity of Implementation Rubric  


Trainings and Events:

Wyoming MTSS Overview 

Wyoming Multi-Tiered System of Supports (Wyoming MTSS) is a framework that focuses on system-level change and continuous improvement to provide each student with opportunities to maximize academic achievement and develop skills for success. In this training, participants will learn about MTSS and its essential components  and how it benefits schools and students. Participants will use the Wyoming MTSS Fidelity of Implementation rubric to identify strengths and limitations of current MTSS implementation and develop an action plan.

Choose one session to attend. 

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MTSS: Building an Effective Tier 1 System

An effective Tier 1 system is designed to meet the needs of all learners and provide a foundation for successful supplemental interventions within MTSS. In this training, participants will learn the core features of Tier 1 systems, including evidence-based practices and high-leverage practices consistently delivered within and across grade levels. Participants will use provided tools and resources to select and evaluate current Tier 1 practices and ensure fidelity of implementation of selected practices.

Choose one session to attend. 

2021 dates:

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Universal Screening

Universal screening is a systematic process that uses appropriate measures for identifying students who may be at risk for poor learning outcomes. Within this training, participants will learn the purpose and benefits of screening within MTSS. Participants will develop an efficient and valid screening process to identify at-risk students. 

Choose one session to attend. 

2021 dates:

  • From 9 a.m.-noon on September 17, 2021, in-person (Cheyenne area); Register here.
  • From 9 a.m.-noon on September 23, 2021, virtual; Register here.

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Tier 2 and Tier 3

At Tier 2, schools provide small-group, standardized academic interventions, or targeted behavioral or mental health supports, using validated intervention programs to support students identified as at-risk. At Tier 3, schools provide intensive and individualized interventions for students not responding to Tier 2. During this training, participants will learn the essential features of Tier 2 and Tier 3 interventions, how to evaluate interventions using the Taxonomy of Intervention Intensity, and how to ensure fidelity for Tier 2 and Tier 3 interventions. Participants will evaluate a Tier 2 intervention using the Taxonomy of Intervention Intensity, and they will practice an effective teaming process for Tier 3 supports using standardized tools. 

Choose one session to attend. 

2021 dates:

  • From 9 a.m.-noon on October 14, 2021, in-person (Cheyenne area); Register here.
  • From 9 a.m.-noon on November 16, 2021, virtual; Register here.

Effective Progress Monitoring

Progress monitoring is the use of reliable and valid measures to assess a student’s performance and to quantify a student’s rate of improvement or responsiveness to supplemental instruction and support. During this training, participants will learn the critical elements of a progress monitoring tool and how to analyze progress monitoring data to evaluate a student’s response to instruction/intervention. Participants will evaluate and select progress monitoring tools for their own sites. 

Choose one session to attend. 

2022 dates:

  • From 9 a.m.-noon on February 2, 2022, virtual; Register here.
  • From 9 a.m.-noon on February 17, 2022, in-person (Cheyenne area); Register here.
  • From 9 a.m.-noon on September 22, 2022, (setting TBD) Register here.

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