2018 MTSS Academic Implementers Forum: Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)

Do What Works: Build, Scale, and Sustain your MTSS Effort to Deliver Results and Accurate Decisions

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Session Dates

Wednesday October 17, 2018 1:15 PM - 4:30 PM


Beginning with the foundation and working toward the ultimate eligibility decision, MTSS requires hundreds of little actions and decisions, in tandem, along the journey. When implemented well, system improvements like reduced risk overall, improved achievement, more efficient and accurate decisions related to resource allocations, equity, and even school climate improvements are expected outcomes. Using real-life examples, Dr. VanDerHeyden will walk you through step-by-step from the installation of a universal screening program, to planning and delivering core instruction upgrades, to delivery of intensive interventions with all the many decision points along the way to ensure your MTSS framework implementation is successful.  She will highlight common pitfalls to avoid and emphasize contemporary research findings so that attendees can take away powerful practices to up their implementation effort back home. If you want to arrive at your destination, you have to drive your MTSS effort, navigate common obstacles, and stay on track. Amanda will share tips and metrics for tracking the quality of your MTSS effort and show you how to make the adjustments needed to keep it on track. Finally, Dr. VanDerHeyden will walk through the final eligibility decision showing you the connection between a high-quality RTI effort and the final eligibility decision and instructional planning for the newly eligible student.

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Event Info

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Amanda VanDerHeyden

Event Contact:


Kelly Kapp

Additional Info

Handouts for the MTSS Academic Implementers' Forum
10/16/18 sessions 1-9
10/17/18 sessions 10-25
10/18/18 sessions 26-46