The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted, and in many cases exacerbated, disparities among students that result from their socioeconomic status, language background, race and ethnicity, and disability classification. Now more than ever, school systems need to understand student needs and respond with targeted supports that address these needs. One model promoted by the California Department of Education and embraced by many districts around the state for serving all students well is a multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS). Given the varying conditions districts face during this time, and the range of student needs now and when schools reopen, a model of effective MTSS implementation might be particularly relevant and valuable as educators assess where students are and differentiate instruction to meet student needs based on those data. A new brief from the California Collaborative on District Reform, One System for All: A Multi-Tiered System of Supports in Sanger Unified School District, shares insights on one district’s experiences and lessons learned from implementing MTSS to improve learning for all California students.
This brief shares insights from the California Collaborative on District Reform’s meeting in 2018 on improving outcomes for all students by using a coherent and integrated MTSS approach. For more information on this topic, please view the resources on the Meeting 36 page of the California Collaborative website.