Multi Tiered System of Supports
Dr. Wendy Molina-Solis, Director of MTSS
Kimberly Carrillo, Executive Secretary
According to the CDE website, MTSS in California is an integrated, comprehensive framework that focuses on Common Core State Standards, core instruction, differentiated learning, student-centered learning, individualized needs, an the alignment of systems necessary for ALL students' academic, behavioral, and social success. MTSS offers the potential to create needed systematic change through intentional design and redesign of services and supports that quickly identify and match the needs of all students.
In AUSD, our objective with MTSS is to utilize Implementation Science to continually analyze, monitor and determine program effectiveness to not only meet the needs of our students demonstrating an opportunity gap but also motivate all our students to perform to the best of their potential in a supportive, learning environment that focuses on the whole child.
The MTSS department in AUSD looks at supporting social emotional learning (SEL) through Positive Behaviors Interventions and Supports (PBIS), strengthening our first instructional practices through Cognitive Coaching for teachers provided by our Instructional Specialists, providing content aligned assessments to guide instruction, administering comprehensive intervention programs provided in the classroom through small group work as well as through a push-in or push-out method provided by our Intervention Specialists, delivering interactive, enriching GATE lessons, utilizing universal design for learning (UDL) instructional strategies to enhance the learning experience for all our students, and strengthening our Student Success Team (SST) process District wide to ensure all supports and resources have been exhausted in our general education program with consistent progress monitoring and meeting of a team of educational professionals in collaboration with parents. In the MTSS department, we also provide information for our traditional independent study program for our students who might be traveling, competing or working during the school year. With ongoing, systematic analysis of these systems using implementation science and evidence based practices, AUSD aims at providing high quality, rigorous instruction and access in a supportive, student centered learning environment for all students.
What areas are under MTSS?
- Traditional ISP
- Instructional Coaches