Welcome to Utah Multi-Tiered System of Supports (UMTSS)

Overview

UMTSS provides leadership and support for Local Education Agencies (LEAs) in sustained implementation of evidence-based Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) practices. UMTSS addresses both academic and behavioral needs of all students through the integration of data, practices, and systems. The coaching and tools provided by UMTSS are intended to guide LEA teams in evaluating and analyzing current practices, establishing supportive infrastructure, and utilizing data to improve student outcomes.

UMTSS Eight Critical Components:

  1. High Quality Instruction
  2. Data-Based Decision Making
  3. Team-Based Problem Solving
  4. Equitable Education for Each Student
  5. College and Career Readiness
  6. Proactive School Climate and Structure
  7. Parent and Community Involvement
  8. Supportive Leadership

Objectives

Infrastructure and Collaboration

UMTSS is designed to support Utah LEAs and schools in developing sustainable, evidence-based practices and provide supports for students within a multi-tiered system. The purpose of UMTSS is to provide guidance and resources for LEAs as they build infrastructure. Website and online resources help LEAs integrate academic and behavior systems, implement systems and interventions with fidelity, utilize data, and sustain efforts over time to positively impact student outcomes.

Note: The contents of this website were developed under a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, #H323A120022. However, those content do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. Project Officer Paula Maccini.

Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)

MTSS is a framework for integrating assessment and intervention to maximize student achievement, reduce behavior problems, and increase long-term success (National Center on Response to Intervention [NCRI], 2014). The combination of systematic implementation of increasingly intensive intervention, sometimes referred to as tiers, and carefully monitoring students’ progress distinguishes MTSS from typical prevention measures. In an MTSS framework, emphasis is placed on ensuring that interventions are implemented effectively. This is often referred to as implementation integrity or fidelity (Batsche et al., 2005).

Utah's MTSS Model

MTSS is a framework for implementing systemic, evidence-based practices to maximize student achievement in academics and behavior in preparation for and leading to College and Career Readiness. The MTSS model includes Universal, Targeted, and Intensive levels of support, which are defined in the Utah MTSS 3-Tier Definitions for several identified critical components, such as academics, behavior, and educational equity.

Universal (Tier 1) represents those supports provided to all students. Tier 1 practices should be implemented with fidelity prior to addressing practices for Tier 2 or 3. Targeted (Tier 2) represents additional supports provided to remediate or accelerate student success. Intensive (Tier 3) represents individually-responsive supports intended to further remediate or accelerate student success and do not necessarily equate to special education services. Individually-responsive supports are developed based on individual need but may be provided in a small group or individual format. Tier 2 and 3 supports are provided in addition to, not in place of, Tier 1 instruction.

Utah Multi-Tier System of Supports (UMTSS) staff and grant funds focus on building critical infrastructure and sustainable systems at the Local Education Agency (LEA) and school levels. UMTSS supports LEAs in building effective leadership and implementation teams capable of implementing and sustaining MTSS practices with fidelity.

Online Training Courses

UMTSS Utah Education Network (UEN) Canvas Course Series

The UMTSS Canvas Course Series introduce the foundational concepts and tools to help guide district/Local Education Agencies (LEA) level teams during the early stages of implementation. Course content includes best practices in supporting students within a multi-tiered framework, providing evidence-based professional development, effective coaching, collecting and using data meaningfully, and implementing evidence-based practices within specific academic and behavioral content areas.

Getting Started

Enroll in courses by selecting the link below:

New Courses (2016)

Once enrolled, course are accessible with UEN Canvas.

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Resources

General

State Personnel Development (Sig) Network:

Utah Education Network (UEN):

Utah Parent Center:

Utah Professional Development Network (UPDN):

Academic

American Institutes for Research:

Florida State University:

Institute of Education Sciences (IES):

Intervention Central:

Michigan's Integrated Behavior and Learning Support Initiative (MiBLSi):

REL West:

The George Lucas Educational Foundation:

The National Center for Learning Disabilities:

Diverse Learners

American Institutes for Research Center on Response to Intervention (RTI):

Arizona State University (ASU):

REL West:

Southern Poverty Law Center:

Evidence-Based Professional Development (EBPD)

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD):

Carfax Publishing:

Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute:

National Center for Learning Disabilities:

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM):

State of Victoria Department of Education and Early Childhood Development:

The George Lucas Educational Foundation:

University of North Carolina (UNC): 

University of Washington (UW):

Fidelity and Outcome Assessment

Dynamic Measurement Group:

Institute of Education Sciences (IES):

NCS Pearson, Inc.:

University of Oregon (O):

Positive Behavior Support

Association for Positive Behavior Support (APBS): 

Institute of Education Sciences (IES): 

Successful Schools, Inc.:

U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP):

UMTSS Team

Kim Fratto
Phone: (801) 538-7716 | E-mail

UMTSS