MTSS Teams’ Roles and Responsibilities
1. Senior MTSS Leadership Team and District MTSS Coaches:
The key support role and responsibilities of the District MTSS Leadership Team are…
- Engage district, family, and community partners to identify students’ needs and resources for responding to students’ needs.
- Prioritize initial and ongoing allocation of resources, so that professional development and coaching take place.
- Direct available monetary assets, personnel, curriculum materials, and time that facilitate the implementation of MTSS as a framework for supporting all students.
- Participate in MTSS evaluation
- Support the District MTSS Team with removing barriers that block the successful MTSS implementation.
- Assist schools in development and training of their MTSS school leadership team.
2. District MTSS Team:
Under the guidance of the District MTSS Coaches, the key support role and responsibilities of the District MTSS Team (Implementation Team) are:
- Assist schools with the establishment of its school MTSS Team according to …
- Monitor their base school’s capacity to implement MTSS with fidelity by attending PLC s & MTSS meetings
- Assist the MTSS Senior District Team in establishing the support infrastructure needed for sustaining high-quality implementation.
- Attend their base school’s MTSS team meetings and share district updates
- Assist their school-based MTSS School Team with the implementation of a collaborative problem-solving model (TIPS).
- Offer collaborative support with securing academic, behavioral, social and emotional research-based interventions
- Participate in their base school’s MTSS problem-solving process
- Assist their base-school with processes and protocols for identifying student needs, challenges, and measuring the effectiveness of its selected interventions.
- Monitor the alignment of their base-school’s MTSS strategies and NC Star indicators to improve student achievement.
- Share their base-school’s implementation successes and challenges at the District MTSS Team meetings
3. School MTSS Leadership Team:
- The School Leadership Team includes 6-8 members with cross-disciplinary representation (e.g. principal, general and special education teachers, content area experts, instructional support staff, student support personnel) and is responsible for facilitating MTSS implementation.
- Required members:
MTSS School Coach
Minimum of three grade level/department representatives (including EC)
- Recommended members:
School Psychologist (required for individual student problem-solving team meetings)
Other support (mental health, attendance, social worker)
- The MTSS School Leadership Team’s primary focus is to:
- Facilitate school-wide implementation of a multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) for all students.
- Recommended team members include cross-disciplinary representatives including:
- principal, general education teachers, special education teachers, content specific teachers, student support personnel, and a school MTSS Lead.
- Members of this team, function with a clear vision for facilitating MTSS development by:
- examining school-wide attendance, academic, and behavioral/social-emotional data and focusing on the needs of their students.
- The members must not only be representative of the school but also have the beliefs, knowledge, and skills to lead implementation efforts.
4. Grade Level Team/ MTSS Professional Learning Community
- Confirms the consensus made by the school leadership team regarding school-wide data and group data.
- Matches students served to supplemental interventions, as defined by the school leadership team. (In an elementary setting, this is most often the grade level team or grade level PLC. In a middle school setting, this is most often a team of teachers that share the same group of students. In a high school setting, this team may be the same as the school leadership team or another team that is examining school-wide practices and ensuring that students deemed at-risk are provided quality intervention in order to achieve positive outcomes.)
- Ensures sound communication in a seamless system for student support.
5. Student Assistant Team/MTSS Student Problem-Solving Team
- Designs individualized supports for students who require something more intensive for an area(s) of difficulty than the standard treatment protocol designed by the school leadership team.
- Ensures students requiring this level of support includes collaboration with specialized personnel to consult on the design of the students’ special needs intervention plan that’s designed for their unique needs.