The final stage in implementing a successful MTSS-R is putting your plan in action! In this step, complete the Implementation Activities related to the five MTSS-R elements you identified in your Action Plan throughout the school year. Collect data to determine the effectiveness of your plan for achieving your Instruction and Intervention goal.
- Meet monthly to determine items to complete between meetings to achieve your established Instruction and Intervention goal by the end of the school year.
- Choose 1-2 items from your Action Plan to tackle each month. As you complete activities, identify or add new activities from the MTSS-R Key Implementation Phase Activities to act on.
Tips on a Successful Implementation
- Share your Action Plan with staff and clarify each staff member’s role and responsibilities in implementing the plan. Ask staff for feedback and adjust as needed.
- Use student performance and school implementation data to evaluate progress toward your instruction and intervention goal and adjust your Action Plan as needed.
- At the end of the school year, use student performance and school implementation data to evaluate whether you have accomplished your instruction and intervention goal. Self-reflect on the progress your school made toward strong MTSS-R implementation and use a cycle of continuous improvements to make regular adjustments based on data.
Adjust your action plan based on your self-reflection:
- If you accomplished your Instruction and Intervention goal, identify a new Instruction and Intervention goal.
- If you have yet to accomplish your Instruction and Intervention goal, reflect on what is and isn’t working about your plan. Look back to the key activities and your MTSS-R Implementation Checklist. Is implementation occurring as intended? Do specific actions need to be revised or adjusted? Identify next steps and update your action plan accordingly.
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