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RTI/MTSS Jumpstart Program





Participants will assess RTI/MTSS needs, investigate student data, design a blueprint for an improved RTI/MTSS program, and work with OHS consultants to construct and configure the new program.

Response to Intervention and Multi-Tiered System of Supports for struggling students

PK-12 Administrators and Teachers

Well-designed RTI and MTSS programs use comprehensive student data to focus and monitor interventions and are coordinated by school leaders to enhance and enrich learning experiences for students. When implemented effectively, they will make a difference in the learning trajectory of students.

The Performance Insight Institute offers a comprehensive professional development program designed to guide the process of planning, implementing, monitoring and assessing Response to Intervention and Multi-Tiered System of Supports programs. The class is two days in duration and consists of four (4) half-day modules.

Each half-day session is constructed as an inquiry learning module that engages and immerses school teams in the process. Team members are active in the analysis of needs and the production of solutions to meet needs. This builds capacity for problem-solving, ownership in the program and directly addresses the four elements research has told us are crucial to successful intervention programs:

1. Distributed Leadership – engaging all staff in leadership roles

2. Redefinition of roles and responsibilities within schools

3. Collaboration among the varied programs and projects that exist within the school

4. Active communication between all the individuals who serve students

Session #1 – Comprehensive Program Review
(AM Day One)

This initial session focuses on a review of current programs operational in the school. RTI/MTSS is an intensive process and to insure successful implementation it is important school leadership teams gather critical data on all programs that exist in the school.

In this session school teams will:

  • Work with Assessment Rubrics to evaluate:
    • Current programs/projects
    • Building schedules and time allocation protocols
    • School-based resources supporting instruction and interventions
  • Analyze the results of the Assessment Rubrics
  • Construct an Analysis Report that identifies Key Factors including:
    • Who is being served?
    • How teachers are enabling students to learn?
    • What are current roles and responsibilities within the programs?
    • How do all the programs interface with each other during the school day?
    • What instructional support resources are available and how are they allocated?
    • What is the impact of school programs on daily schedule?
    • How is technology used to collect, analyze and report data on the programs?

Session #2 – Investigative Data Analysis
(PM Day One)

Session 2 initiates a formal investigation process into the data that drives teaching and learning both at the school and specifically in each of the current support programs. The school team will conduct a comprehensive analysis of student data. The goal of this investigative process is to gather information on how programs are impacting student achievement and to define a Need Profile that will identify potential students for RTI/MTSS.

In this session school teams will:

  • Work in teams to analyze critical student data:
    • Attendance data
    • Discipline data
    • Grade data
    • Formative Assessment data
    • Summative Assessment data
  • Discriminate these data to construct a storyline being told by the data
  • Identify key concepts, issues, successes and needs demonstrated in the data story:
    • What is being measured?
    • How is it being measured?
    • How is the data disaggregated and shared?
    • What is the data telling us about student achievement?
    • To what extent have programs made a difference in student achievement?

Session #3 – Building the RTI/MTSS Blueprint
(AM Day Two)

Session 3 addresses the critical need of taking the data and the story told by that data and evaluating current program impact. From there, the school team identifies strengths, needs and concerns and begins to design a Blueprint to configure the new RTI/MTSS program.

In this session school teams will:

  • Analyze student data with respect to impact and effect of current programs:
    • What strategies have been most effective for student learning?
    • What is the data telling us about goals, fidelity of implementation and desired results?
    • How well have teachers been informed about program activities and results?
  • Use the analysis to establish a set of recommendations for the new RTI/MTSS program configuration:
    • How will students be grouped into tiers? What criteria will be used and how will they be weighted?
    • How will intervention decisions be made?
    • What reports are available to track progress?

Session #4 – Implementing the Blueprint: RTI/MTSS Configuration
(PM Day Two)

At this stage the school team is now armed with critical data, analysis reports, and focused recommendations and stands ready to work with OHS consultants to construct and configure the new RTI/MTSS program.

In this session school teams will:

  • Use the learning and data from the previous sessions to storyboard the vision and mission of the new RTI/MTSS program.
  • Work with OHS consultants to fully configure the program scaffold and begin the process of assigning students, staff and resources.
  • Establish role accountabilities and timeline for follow-up monitoring.
  • Determine how will program resources be re-allocated based on effectiveness?

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