FOR QUESTIONS OR INFORMATION PLEASE EMAIL OR CALL:

AMANDA WILLIAMSON

Educational Consultant
Email Amanda
Office: 814-262-7392 Ext. 4305

DR. MEGAN HORSH

Educational Consutant
Email Megan
Office: 814-695-5643 Ext. 3327

MULTI-TIERED SYSTEM OF SUPPORT (MTSS)

Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8 is committed to providing interested districts with no-fee, customized support in the academic areas of reading, mathematics, and writing screening and intervention. In addition to on-site district support, series are offered annually at the IU in support of evidence-based instruction in reading, writing, and math.

Examples of training, consultation, and technical support provided by IU8 MTSS consultants include:

  • Review and consultation in regards to core instruction in tier 1 (ensuring high-quality, standards-aligned core instruction with high numbers of student response opportunities and quality feedback)

  • Training and on-going coaching for teachers and administration in the areas of formative assessment, effective questioning, administration and interpretation of universal screening and progress monitoring

  • Access to applications for PaTTAN professional development series including stipend money in support of growing the capacity of the MTSS Team and purchase of new interventions

  • Establishment and training of MTSS Leadership Team, Problem-Solving Team, and Grade-Level Teams

  • Data analysis and interpretation including calculating student rate of improvement, percentile growth, and progress monitoring

  • Assist in developing individualized and customized MTSS manual to specify procedures and resources to increase consistency and effectiveness

  • Additional professional learning in the areas of intervention, assessment, system-level change, classroom coaching, PLC/blended learning/face-to-face opportunities customized to meet the district’s needs

  • Lending of resources and assessments from the IU8 Lending Library