RTI/MTSS Synopses - A summary of best practices at an elementary school and a secondary school
Implementing RTI/MTSS can be daunting - there are so many moving parts. It is important that staff are aligned on what all those parts are, and how they come together. These synopses are good examples of how to align actions and definitions across staff in an elementary and secondary setting.
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Identify Struggling Students
Use universal screeners or benchmarking exams to find students who are in need of extra learning support
Collect Teacher Observations
Understand student strengths & challenges across academic, cognitive, social-emotional and behavioral skills
Find Learning Supports
Meet each student's challenges head-on with evidence-based interventions matched to their needs
Plan and Monitor Progress
Create collaborative intervention plans, track progress and communicate easily across staff and family
“I am mass generating plans, checking tiers, and it took me about 2 hours to get all the data together for the Texas Education Agency (TEA) that used to take me 2 weeks. I have never worked with a company like yours. Please don’t change—you are doing something amazing.”
Nationally normed universal screener scores showed statistically significant marked improvement in reading and math for students supported with Branching Minds.
Improve effectiveness of RTI and MTSS implementation, reduce burden of documentation.
Understand whole learner’s strengths and challenges: academic, cognitive, social emotional and behavioral
Increase collaboration amongst all stakeholders (teachers, family and student)
Scaffold the use of matched evidence-based interventions, best practices of RTI / MTSS and effective differentiation
Cut meeting and prep time in half!
Meet student intervention goals more frequently/quickly
Connect all the dots easily and visually
“Branching Minds has really provided us with the reports to make sure that the students who need the most support are getting the most support.”
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Getting stakeholder buy-in and successfully rolling out a new program often requires a cultural shift inside a school. When it comes to school-wide intervention, that’s even more true—we understand what it takes, we’re here to support you from the beginning, and we’re a comprehensive RTI / MTSS platform for achieving successful practice.
We assess current practices each year, make recommendations for improvement of your RTI program or MTSS program, set up a variety of professional learning opportunities, and monitor teacher usage to make sure you’re getting the best results for your students.
“Branching Minds has provided a really nice framework for our school district to make the gains it needs to in helping each individual learner... I believe it’s been a real win for Park City Schools.”