MTSS Problem Solving at the Secondary Level


We would like to invite you to a series of informal problem solving networking meetings where high school and assistant principals, middle school principals and assistant principals, curriculum directors, secondary level school psychologists, and other key MTSS stakeholders to learn and share what MTSS practices are being implemented within our area at the secondary level.

Our next session is planned for 9am to 11am am on Monday October 17, 2016 in the SIS conference room at the TEC.

The meetings are informal and focus on what high schools are doing to implement MTSS and how to get around barriers to implementation such as intervention availability, scheduling, credit, staffing and staff skill development, student centered problem-solving structure, and MTSS data available at the secondary level. The meeting will not focus on content, and instead be focused on discussion on what works from the people who are engaged in the work.

Information from earlier sessions is provided below:

April 11, 2016

Evidence-based interventions at the secondary level was the primary topic for this session. The principal for Leslie High School presented on a math intervention given to 9th grade students that has demonstrated short term and long term improved outcomes.

The school psychologist from Kinawa and Chippewa schools in Okemos Public Schools presented briefly on an overview of their interventions and problem-solving process.
The implementation of other interventions such as Front Fow, Read 180, Math 180 (reported as ineffective), executive function interventions, Six Minute Solutions, Read Live, and other implemented interventions were discussed.
A presentation from Dr. Robert Dixon titled RTI at the Secondary Level: A Roadmap to Successful Implementation with notes from Brian Lloyd was handed out, but was not discussed due to lack of time.

February 8, 2016

Scheduling for MTSS practices and improving student outcomes was the primary topic for this session. The principal from Charlotte High School shared information about his block schedule, inclidng the benefits and barriers he's experienced with is schedule. The principal from Stockbridge High School shared information about his block schedule, including the benefits and barriers he's experienced with his schedule. The following resources were shared:
Trends and Issues in High School Scheduling:
Example schedule that has been attributed to improved student outcomes:
Web site with many example school schedules.

December 14, 2015

Notes from session:

October 12, 2015

Handout with agenda and resources:

PowerPoint for session:

August 24, 2015

Resources shared at session:
Practitioner's Guide to Implementing EWS:
Rebecca Sarlo MTSS at the secondary level transcript:
Notes from Sheila's visit to the high school in Evanston:
Session feedback from Appendix F in SLD Guidelines:

June 22, 2015

Resources shared at session:
Videos we watched at our June 22nd session:
A zip file collection of helpful high school MTSS implementation:

June 1, 2015

Notes from the June 1, 2015 MTSS at the Secondary Level session: