MTSS

Hudson Elementary Multi-tiered System of Support (MTSS) 

 Mission
MTSS’ mission is to provide a support system for students, families and educators to explore possibilities based on strengths and a desire to grow with a solution focused mindset.

Vision

MTSS envisions a learning environment in which students and families feel connected, valued and heard to collaborate with school staff to allow their learning to take off. Through this partnership MTSS strives to determine root causes of challenges through problem solving and collaboration to lead to action steps that enhance student and family experience with Hudson Elementary and to continue to build relationships.
Core Beliefs

Positive Thinking

Respect

Integrity

Do Your Best

Everyone Belongs

Our initiatives and conversations will be asset-based and we will assume positive intent of all stakeholders.

We value and celebrate unique and diverse talents, experiences and perspectives and consider these when problem solving to ensure opportunity for all.

We hold ourselves and participants accountable through the development and communication of action steps to improve student outcomes and the learning environment as a whole.

Our focus is on impactful solutions based on root causes. We will engage in meaningful conversation with clear roles and expectations.

We value supporting a safe space for students, families and school staff to feel supported and heard through our work.


What is MTSS? A Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) is a systemic, continuous-improvement framework in which data-based problem solving and decision-making is practiced across all levels of the educational system for supporting students. (https://www.cde.state.co.us/mtss) At Hudson, we use the MTSS process to help individual students, groups of students, grade levels, teacher grade level planning and school wide system processes such as parent pick up. 
Understanding Your Child's Scores  
Family Resources 
For more resources and information, please contact Sara Lynch at saralynch@re3j.com

10 Wise Ways (click for printable view)

https://www.understandingspecialeducation.com/
CDE links

WIDA links:


MTSS vs. Special Ed. 

Differences 
RtI within MTSS

MTSS and Special Education:   The goal of MTSS is to screen early and to give support quickly. It can also help schools tell the difference between kids who haven’t had good instruction in the past and those who truly need special education
A special education evaluation is usually the next step if students don’t make enough progress in Tier 3. Students reach this point with lots of documentation. This data can be helpful when developing an IEP. 
Parents and caregivers don’t have to wait for kids to go through all phases of MTSS before requesting an evaluation, though. They can ask for an evaluation at any point.



Student Resources 
Students will have individual logins from their classroom teacher to access these sites. Please reach out to your child's teacher for more information. Zearn
Moby Max BrainWise  NatGeo Prodigy
eSpark
SplashLearn


FAQ
What is MTSS?
A Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) is a systemic, continuous-improvement framework in which data-based problem solving and decision-making is practiced across all levels of the educational system for supporting students. (https://www.cde.state.co.us/mtss) At Hudson, we use the MTSS process to help individual students, groups of students, grade levels, teacher grade level planning and school wide system processes such as parent pick up. 

How does my child get referred to MTSS?
Students are referred to our team due to a few different factors. One factor is test scores. When a student is showing low growth on test scores after interventions have been put into place, teachers often reach out to our team for a different strategy or new support. Another factor is behavior. When a student's behavior is affecting academic progress, teachers often reach out to the team for new strategies and support. 
What can I do as a parent to support my child?
Start with your child’s teacher. They are your best resource when talking about your child. If your child is referred to our team, we will send home information gathered from the meeting to inform you about what steps are being taken in the classroom as well as suggestions for home.