Systemic Change: A Focus on Secondary MTSS and Equity


Session Dates

Tuesday September 28, 2021 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM - Webinar

This session is intended to assist secondary administrators with the conceptual underpinnings and fundamentals related to scaling Multi-Tiered Systems to the secondary level. Secondary MTSS has lagged behind elementary level implementation and for good reasons. Although many of the principles are the same, the focus of WHO we serve and HOW we serve them has been unclear. This session sets the stage for the components of stronger Tier 1 core CONTENT area instruction and strategies to support students with basic skill needs at Tiers 2 and 3. Transformational leadership practices related to infrastructure and implementation within the context of data-based decision-making and equitable access to evidence-based practices will be discussed.


Participants will be able to:

  1. Describe why secondary MTSS lags behind elementary level.
  2. Differentiate between those students who receive Tier 2/3 "treatment" from those students who would receive "support" in their content area classes.
  3. Detail components of effective "treatment including even better content area instruction and powerful remedial interventions.
  4. Detail components of effective "support" that are essential for some students, but have been shown to improve outcomes for MOST students.
  5. Discuss the benefits of using an Early Warning System (EWS) and incorporating a data analysis team meeting protocol.
  6. Review publications in the areas of attendance, behavior, and course performance (ABCs) for students, families, and culturally relevant and sustaining educators.
  7. Assess the health of core instruction and supplemental intervention using PVAAS Quintile Data and to inform student needs as it relates to growth and achievement

Target Audience

Secondary administrators who are participating in the Secondary MTSS Enhancing Middle/High School Partnerships, Practices & Outcomes series; Other interested Secondary Administrators Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this event. Contact:Kelly Kapp, at 717-901-2271, or

Event Info

Event Type:


Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
No credit


PaTTAN Educational Consultant, Dr. Mark Shinn

Event Contact:


Kelly Kapp

Content Contact:

Jennifer Collins