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ERIC Number: ED559728
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation Brief: Implementation and Outcomes of Kansas Multi-Tier System of Supports: 2011-2014
Reedy, Kristen; Lacireno-Paquet, Natalie
States, school districts, and schools across the country are increasingly implementing multi-tier systems of support (MTSS) to improve outcomes for all students. Kansas is no exception. The Kansas MTSS is designed to improve outcomes for all students by instituting system-level change across the classroom, school, district, and state. Such systemic change is accomplished through development of a coherent continuum of evidence-based, system-wide practices to support a rapid response to each student's academic and behavioral needs. It also features frequent data-based monitoring for instructional decision making. Kansas MTSS comprises evidence-based curricula, high-quality instruction, a comprehensive assessment system, data-based decision making, effective intervention, fidelity of implementation, ongoing professional development, and leadership within an empowering school and district culture. This evaluation brief, written by WestEd's Kristin Reedy and Natalie Lacireno-Paquet, summarizes WestEd's completed evaluation of Kansas MTSS. The evaluation found that Kansas MTSS is substantially contributing to improved student outcomes at the local level, as well as benefitting teachers, improving instruction, and supporting better school functioning. [For the Final Evaluation Report, see ED559729.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: WestEd
Identifiers - Location: Kansas