Approximate Time to Complete: 1 Hour
Once you have identified your prioritized tier of instruction (Core, Supplemental, or Intensive) and prioritized implementation phase (Readiness, Initial Implementation, Advanced Implementation) for Element I: Core Instruction and Intervention, you are ready for the planning step of a continuous improvement cycle. In this step, complete your school’s MTSS-R action plan, including identifying an Instruction and Intervention goal and key implementation actions for each of the five MTSS-R Elements.
An MTSS-R action plan is a dynamic document that you use to identify an instruction and intervention goal for the school year and key MTSS-R actions to achieve this instruction and intervention goal. Creating an MTSS-R action plan increases transparency about the goals and actions you undertake as a school. This makes it easier to share the plan with staff and promote its sustained use even when turnover within your MTSS-R Leadership Team arises. You should refer to your MTSS-R action plan during monthly MTSS-R Leadership Team meetings to identify action steps that align with your instruction and intervention goal.
Record the following information in the Action Plan:
- Your overall reading instruction and intervention goal
- The data that will be collected and used to evaluate your goal
- The items, or actions, that will support reading instruction and intervention
The research reported here is funded by awards to the National Center on Improving Literacy from the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, in partnership with the Office of Special Education Programs (Award #: S283D160003). The opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not represent views of OESE, OSEP, or the U.S. Department of Education. Copyright © 2023 National Center on Improving Literacy. https://improvingliteracy.org