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Leading Equity-Based MTSS for All Students

Leading Equity-Based MTSS for All Students

by Amy McCart, Dawn Dee Miller


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Ensure that Every Child Achieves Academic and Social Success

An equity-based multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) helps school teams engage all students across the full range of learning needs. MTSS ensures that the vision of equity for every student is achieved, with high expectations and quality instruction, while not straining a school’s budget or personnel. This strategy filled book teaches you how to

• Engage all students in learning through an equity-based approach

• Analyze and utilize your resources

• Apply strengths- and evidence-based principles for implementation

• Incorporate effective tools to systematize MTSS

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781544372853
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 12/03/2019
Pages: 168
Sales rank: 500,774
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Amy Mc Cart, Ph.D. is an Associate Research Professor with Life Span Institute with Adjunct Faculty status in the Department of Special Education at the University of Kansas. She is the Co-Principal Investigator for the Equity Leadership in High Need Schools research grant, funded through the U.S. Department of Education Office of Elementary and Secondary Education. The focus of this work is to bring about equity in student outcomes by developing high quality, effective instructional leaders. Dr. Mc Cart is Co-Director of SWIFT Education Center, established in 2012 at the University of Kansas. SWIFT is a national pre-K-12 research and technical assistance center designed to improve outcomes for all students, with emphasis on students of color and those with the most extensive need for support. Dr. Mc Cart leads an amazing team of technical assistance professionals in urban, rural and high need schools across the United States. Dr. Mc Cart learned much from her co-educators in her work on the ground in a number of urban school districts, including the Recovery School District in New Orleans, Louisiana, the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools, and the District of Columbia Public Schools. Dr. Mc Cart traveled to Ghana, Africa to support the Ministry of Education and continues their work in supporting all children.

Dawn Miller, Ph.D. is Associate Director of Technical Assistance of SWIFT Education Center at the University of Kansas. Her early career focused on creating local educational support processes that address student needs and support educators and families. This experience evolved into a role in statewide implementation of a problem-solving process and, ultimately, to her home state’s Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) program. As part of these efforts, Dr. Miller was on a committee that led state regulatory changes regarding Child Find and eligibility of children in the community for special education services, and helped to translate these changes into district procedures linked to MTSS. She also had the opportunity to serve as a district team member leading the planning, staff development, implementation, and evaluation of MTSS. Further, Dr. Miller is part of a national network of like-minded individuals and state agencies who share a vision for and systems approach to supporting student success. She is most appreciative of the extraordinary educators with whom she has had the privilege to work in schools, districts, states, and nationally. Together with them, she strives daily to support the notion of “all students – all systems.”

Table of Contents

Foreword Wayne Sailor
About the Authors
Introduction: Equipping You for the Journey to Effective MTSS
What Do We Mean by Equity-Based MTSS?
Constructing Your MTSS
What is Your Analogy for Equity-Based MTSS?
Why Do You (Yes, You) Want to “Do” MTSS?
How to “Do” MTSS in Your School
1. Foundations of MTSS
A Foundational Framework for Teaching and Learning
Foundational Transformation in Action Practices
Your Local Resources Are Foundational Too
What Is Resource Mapping and Why Do It?
How to Do Resource Mapping
2. Structuring Your MTSS
What Is a Tiered Instruction Matrix and Why Do It?
How to Create a Tiered Instruction Matrix
Matrix Part 1: Universal Support
Matrix Part 2: Universal Screening
Matrix Part 3: Instruction and Support
Matrix Part 4: Progress Monitoring
3. Engineering Your MTSS
Revisit What and Why
How to Do a MTSS Master Schedule
4. Making It Your Own MTSS
Resource Matching
Data Routines
Organizing Your Data
Processing Your Data
Acting on Your Data
Continuously Improving Your MTSS
Conclusion: Equity-Based MTSS—A Reality!