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Evaluation Brief: Implementation and Outcomes of Kansas Multi-Tier System of Supports and Alignment: 2011-2014

This document is the Executive Summary from WestEd upon completion of the 4 year independent external evaluation of Kansas MTSS and Alignment.

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October 23, 2019

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

None

Timeline of the development of the Kansas Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS) and Alignment

 Timeline of the development of the Kansas Mutli-Tier System of Supports and Alignment

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October 23, 2019

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

All Ages

Kansas MTSS Annual Evaluation Reports Executive Summary - 2012

This document is the 2012 annual executive summary of the independent external evaluation of Kansas MTSS conducted by WestEd.

Updated on

October 23, 2019

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

None

Kansas MTSS Annual Evalution Report Executive Summary - 2013

This report is the annual executive summary of the independent external evaluation of Kansas MTSS conducted by WestEd.

Updated on

October 23, 2019

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

None

External Evaluation of the Kansas MTSS: Evaluation Summary

This document provides a summary of the independent external evaluation of Kansas MTSS including the evaluation questions, design and plan.

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October 23, 2019

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

None

AERA 2013: Evaluation of the Implementation of the Kansas Multi-Tier System of Supports

Lacireno-Paquet, N., Reedy, K. and Davis, K. (2013, May). Statewide implementation of the Kansas Multi-Tier System of Supports. 2013 AERA Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA.Tag National Conference

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October 23, 2019

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

None

Kansas Accreditation Crosswalk with Rose Standards and MTSS - KSDE Document

Kansas Accreditation Crosswalk with Rose Standards and MTSS - KSDE Document

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October 23, 2019

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

All Ages

Summary of Evaluation (2011)

This document is the summary of evaluation of the independent external evaluation of Kansas MTSS conducted by WestEd. (2011)

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October 23, 2019

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

None

Kansas MTSS Final Evaluation Report (January 2015)

This document is the final evaluation report (January 2015) of the independent external evaluation of Kansas MTSS conducted by WestEd.

Updated on

October 23, 2019

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

None

MTSS Evaluation Survey Executive Summary 2013 (April 2014)

This document is the annual executive summary of the independent external evaluation of Kansas MTSS conducted by WestEd. (April 2014)

Updated on

October 23, 2019

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

None

External Evaluation of the Kansas MTSS: Evaluation Fact Sheet

This document provides a brief summery of the independent external evaluation of Kansas MTSS conducted by WestEd including the purpose, plan and timeline of the evaluation.

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October 23, 2019

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

None

Evaluability Assessment for the Evaluation of the Kansas Mulit-Tier System of Supports

This report is from the first phase of the independent external evaluation of Kansas MTSS. The evaluability assessment explored the feasibility of conducting the evaluation and informed the evaluation design.

Updated on

October 23, 2019

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

None

Kansas Multi-Tier System of Supports and Alignment Innovation Configuration Matrix (ICM)

The ICM is a tool that may be used in multiple ways, though it’s primarily a descriptivedocument. The primary use is to assist in the understanding of the principles and practices ofa multi‐tier system and what they look like when implemented within a district, building orother community agency. ...

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October 23, 2019

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

High School (9 − 12), Middle School (6 − 9), Early Childhood (Birth − K), Elementary (K − 6)

Decodable vs. Leveled Text for Early Readers

This webinar explores the purpose and characteristics of both leveled and decodable “readers” when used with students who are beginning to read connected text. The potential problems of using leveled texts instead of decodable text with beginning readers area explained. Guidelines for when to tra...

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October 23, 2019

Topic

Reading, Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

Elementary (K − 6)

Tim Shanahan: Teaching Struggling Readers with Grade Level Text

For generations, teachers have been told that it is necessary to teach students to read at their “instructional levels.” A whole industry has sprung up aimed at testing children to identify their instructional levels and providing “just right” leveled readers to meet their needs both in Tier 1 an...

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October 23, 2019

Topic

Instruction, Specially Designed Instruction, IEP, Reading

Age

All Ages

Teaching Blending to Non-Blending by Susan Hall

2016 Kansas MTSS Symposium Presentation

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October 23, 2019

Topic

Reading, Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

All Ages

Arc of Vocabulary- Judi Dodson

2016 Kansas MTSS Symposium Presentation

Updated on

October 23, 2019

Topic

Reading, Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

None

Kansas MTSS Critical Components for Reading Assessments

This document includes critical elements associated with the Kansas Multi-Tier System of Supports Integrated Framework (Kansas MTSS) and its process related to reading. While this document and associated Kansas MTSS reading process has been vetted by a nationally recognized reading expert, it is ...

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October 23, 2019

Topic

Assessment, Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

All Ages

Carol Dissen Part 2: Using Instructional Routines to Enhance Core Reading

Systematic strategies and instructional teaching routines designed to enhance the delivery of Core reading instruction in a multi-tiered system of Tier 1 and Tier 2 support will be described. These instructional routines for kindergarten, first and second grade are directly relevant to practition...

Updated on

October 23, 2019

Topic

Coaching, Instruction, Specially Designed Instruction, Reading

Age

All Ages

Carol Dissen Part 1: Using Instructional Routines to Enhance Core Reading

Systematic strategies and instructional teaching routines designed to enhance the delivery of Core reading instruction in a multi-tiered system of Tier 1 and Tier 2 support will be described. These instructional routines for kindergarten, first and second grade are directly relevant to practition...

Updated on

October 23, 2019

Topic

Coaching, Instruction, Specially Designed Instruction, Reading

Age

All Ages