“How can we make our RTI/MTSS meetings work better?”
It’s one of the most common questions district leadership teams ask Branching Minds.
A healthy MTSS system consists of three different types of meetings that have three different functions and formats.
- The Individual Student Support Meeting
- The Grade/Content Team Community Meeting
- The School Leadership Meeting
The Individual Student Support Meeting
This meeting provides the time and space for individualized deep dive problem-solving for students not making sufficient progress when supported by the Grade/Content Team Community Meeting.
The School Leadership Meeting
It is conducted three times a year, similar to a universal screener. The goal of this meeting is to understand the school-wide health and wellness around MTSS. The School Leadership team is reviewing school-level data (assessment scores, tier demographic distributions, tier movement and referral rates, etc.) to answer the question “Is this a healthy school?”
The Grade/Content Team Community Meeting
It happens monthly, during a dedicated grade team meeting time. The goal of this meeting is to discuss and problem-solve for students teachers are concerned about because they aren’t making sufficient progress, typically students in need of tier 2 support, and to check in on students in need of tier 3 support. Grade/Content teams create/review these students' intervention plans, and if needed refer students for a Student Check-in Meeting.
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