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03/15/2019 9:00 AM • Lansing Community College Conference Center, West Campus

2019 Annual Spring Conference

Moving from Ideas to Evidence: Demonstrating the Promise of Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) to Improve Early Literacy Outcomes for All Students

Friday March 15th, 2019

Lansing Community College West Campus

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Session Description:

The National Center on Improving Literacy (NCIL) emphasizes that schools can provide effective literacy services for all students through high-quality Multi- Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS). This presentation will describe MTSS approaches and the major components, and how school psychologists can leverage their role as systems-change agents to facilitate their implementation. The state of early literacy achievement and current initiatives and legislation in the US and Michigan addressing the needs of students at risk for literacy problems, including students with dyslexia, will frame the session. The presentation will discuss how schools can provide effective literacy services to all students including screening students for potential difficulties, providing effective core (Tier 1) and supplemental (Tier 2) instruction, and how to intensify intervention services for students who do not respond to high-quality core and supplemental instruction. The essential role of implementation quality will be stressed throughout.

As a result of this session, participants will be able to:

1. Understand the current state of early literacy achievement in the US and Michigan and how literacy legislation could have an impact

2. Identify the major components of MTSS and build their understanding of the scientific evidence base for each

3. Understand the essential role explicit instruction plays in any defensible MTSS approach

4. Understand how implementation quality serves as a lynchpin for effective MTSS approaches and how states, districts, and schools can promote the assessment of implementation quality as an essential feature of MTSS

5. Recognize the role of school psychologists within MTSS for supporting effective implementation of evidence-based practices


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