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.
Watch “Wyoming MTSS: Supporting All Students” here.
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 I includes high-quality, schoolwide academic, social, emotional and behavioral programming and supports designed to meet the needs of all students. At Tier II, 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 III includes intensive intervention for students not responding to Tier II through instruction and supports that are intensified and individualized based on student need.
- Fidelity of Implementation Rubric Summary Sheet
- Fidelity of Implementation Rubric
- MTSS Infrastructure Checklist
- MTSS Teams Tip Sheet
- MTSS Fidelity Tip Sheet
- NCII Academic Screening Tools Chart
- NCII Behavior Screening Tools Chart
- NCII Academic Progress Monitoring Tools Chart
- NCII Behavior Progress Monitoring Tools Chart
- High-Leverage Practices
- Training modules
- Data-Based Intervention
Infrastructure Tip Sheets
- Prevention Focus
- Leadership Personnel
- School-Based Professional Development
- Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness
- Communication With and Involvement of Families
- Communication With and Involvement of All Staff
- MTSS Teams
Trainings and Events (PTSB credit is available for attendees):
MTSS Trainings and Event Videos:
MTSS Virtual Summit 2021
- Keynote: Get Started, Get Better: MTSS Lessons Learned from the Past 20 Years
- Taking Stock: 20 Years of Research and Practice with RTI and MTSS
- The Power of Teaming
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.
- From 9 a.m.-noon on May 11, 2022, 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.
- From 9 a.m.-noon on September 21, 2022, Little America, Cheyenne; Register here.
Tier II and Tier III
At Tier II, 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 III, schools provide intensive and individualized interventions for students not responding to Tier II. During this training, participants will learn the essential features of Tier II and Tier III interventions, how to evaluate interventions using the Taxonomy of Intervention Intensity, and how to ensure fidelity for Tier II and Tier III interventions. Participants will evaluate a Tier II intervention using the Taxonomy of Intervention Intensity, and they will practice an effective teaming process for Tier III supports using standardized tools.
From 9 a.m.-noon on October 14, 2022, in-person (Little America Resort and Hotel, Cheyenne); Register here.