Schools may choose to describe up to two additional pieces of information about how their school is supporting students. These self-reported indicators are not factored into school accountability calculations but provide the opportunity for schools to highlight successful programs or practices in addition to the indicators included in school accountability.


Multi-Tiered System of Supports/MTSS

A Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) is a systemic, continuous-improvement framework in which data-based problem solving and decision-making is practiced across all levels of the educational system for supporting students. At McPolin Elementary School, we continue to work on evolving and improving our use of student feedback (authentic school work, assessments, check-lists, anecdotal data collection) to adjust instruction to best meet the needs of all students. As needed we have a structured process of identifying and providing targeted intervention. Thus far our work has included: Teacher driven and implemented: Differentiated tier one supports for all students Differentiated tier two “instructional” activitiesTier two supports for students with identified needs Teacher and Interventionist driven and implemented tier two instructional supports Teacher and Interventionist driven tier three supports for students with identified needs Weekly SST (S.tudent S.upport T.eam) meetings with a support team to discuss student progress. The team consists of the Principal, Interventionists, Nurse, Social Worker, School Counselor, Special Education Teachers, Speech Pathologist, and General Education TeacherOn-going review of data to determine next steps during weekly PLC collaboration meetings. Embedding formal “Data Dives” into bi-monthly PLC collaboration meetings. Monthly training