The MTSS coordinator is responsible for ensuring that the intermediate school district (ISD) or district takes the necessary steps to implement and sustain district-wide MTSS.
- Organize the implementation team and facilitate the team's work.
- Manage the communication protocols between the district and school teams.
- Schedule and arrange the professional learning days for district and school teams.
- Implementation Supports
- Develop knowledge in implementation best practices.
- Coach the district implementation team's development of a generic implementation infrastructure.
- Knowledge and Skills
- Develop knowledge and skills in understanding the components of an integrated behavior and reading MTSS model.
ISD and district MTSS coordinators participating in a MIBLSI program attend all of the training sessions for implementation teams. Additionally, partnering ISD MTSS coordinators attend a year-long professional development series. Participants include coordinators from all cohorts.
These sessions help ISD coordinators continue to increase their knowledge on how to sustain and expand MTSS throughout the ISD. The series covers a notebook of materials to help coordinators make continuous improvements.
Coaching Data Review
MTSS Coordinators play a critical role coaching role in supporting the District Implementation Team in their review of district-wide data within the four-step problem-solving process. MTSS Coordinators will make a recommendation of which problem-solving process. MTSS Coordinators will make a recommendation of which problem-solving worksheet their team should use during the data review and provide a rationale for the recommendation. The table below provides guidance to MTSS Coordinators in the selection of the most appropriate problem-solving worksheet. The problem-solving worksheet can be found under Tools and Resources on the right-hand side of this page.
|Year 2: Fall & Winter|
We recommend focusing your problem solving on Tier 1 Behavior: Student Outcomes and Fidelity
|Year 3: Fall & Winter|
We recommend focusing on Tier 1 Integrated: Reading and Behavior: Student Outcomes and Fidelity for your problem solving.
|Year 4: Fall & Beyond|
If yes to both #1 and #2 (and data appear accurate), then it may make sense to shift your district team's focus for problem solving to the Intervention Systems.
If no to either or both #1 and #2 (and data appear accurate), then we recommend continuing to use the Tier 1 Integrated: Reading and Behavior: Student Outcomes and Fidelity worksheet for problem solving.
Coaching Service Delivery Plans
An MTSS Coordinator's use of data to inform supports to the District Implementation Team will increase the likelihood that the team will continue to work to implement with fidelity and that the work will be sustained. A Coaching Service Delivery Plan (CSDP) outlines the concepts that will be intentionally coached, the continuum of coaching strategies to be used, types of information that will be used to determine the effectiveness of the coaching, the frequency of coaching, coach preparation and guidelines for providing feedback to the team. The development of a CSDP allows for differentiated coaching supports based on the team's stage of implementation and context. MIBLSI has created Coaching Service Delivery Plan templates (see the Tools and Resources sidebar) to outline the concepts to be coached at the District Level. Step by step directions (i.e., "cheat sheets") for developing the CSDP are also provided.
This video provides a brief overview of how to develop an individualized Coaching Service Delivery Plan: