Doug Maraffa, Ed.D. Sr. Educational Consultant, Adam Bauserman, Ed.D. Sr. Educational Consultant, Chris Huzinec, M.S., National Senior Clinical Consultant – Research into Practice, Behavior, Education Policy, Kathleen Woodward Ed.S., NCSP, Regional Manager, West – Senior Assessment Consultant
During MTSS series session 1 we will highlight and define each of the MTSS components necessary for developing an MTSS support framework, specifically how to use problem-solving and data-based decision-making processes to systematically support students through multi-tiered systems of support.
Traditional exclusionary disciplinary actions negatively impact all students. Unfortunately, these practices are most often used with students who can least afford to miss out on the instructional process, such as minorities, economically disadvantaged students, and students served in special education. This presentation uses the evaluation of a MTSS program to illustrate a systemic approach to reducing disciplinary actions, including identifying implicit bias, applying restorative justice, and integrating dispositional discipline data in a school’s data-driven decision-making process.
Adam Bauserman, Debbie Wright, Chris Huzinec
As educators reengage with students, information about their behavioral strengths and areas of need play an important role in the decision-making process used with an MTSS framework. This presentation examines how using self-report behavioral screening allows students to convey the impact of this crisis has on their emotions, behaviors, and mental health. It then discusses how a large school district used this information to guide a well-supported reintegration.