Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)

2016-2017 Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) Writing Cohort Series

by Karen Brady

Multiple interdisciplinary school teams across the state participated in the first MTSS Writing Cohort Series in the 2015-2016 school year. Teams worked collaboratively to integrate writing standards, effective instruction and intervention, and assessment data to improve literacy outcomes for ALL students. Participating teams collected a body of evidence from sources of reliable and valid data that were used to continuously inform, monitor and improve student access and response to high-quality core and supplemental instruction/intervention. Teams collected data for their system, classroom, and students as a function of participation in the MTSS Writing Cohort Series.

We are writing a new chapter in the 2016-2017 school year with an additional cohort of elementary and middle school MTSS Writing Cohort teams across the state! In addition to training at PaTTAN on writing content, instruction, and assessment, teams are receiving context-embedded, on-site and customized training and technical assistance to support their implementation efforts. We are very excited to work with this new cadre of teams and to support educators at PaTTAN and at their school settings to support writing outcomes for all students.

As you write your new chapter this school year, you too can have access to a multitude of valuable writing resources through our MTSS Writing Cohort Series live binder by accessing it here on the PaTTAN MTSS page. This binder is your connection to a host of links on effective practices in writing instruction, curriculum, and assessment. Be sure to access the Writing Scope and Sequence, research documents on the importance of handwriting, spelling, and keyboarding, and training materials available for view and download.

PaTTAN also provides general sessions for all interested educators on Tier 1 Writing practices. The training focus is on effective core writing instruction in writing composition, spelling, handwriting, and assessment. Access to these training offerings can be found on the PaTTAN training calendar.

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