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Leading Equity-Based MTSS for All Students - Book Cover

Leading Equity-Based MTSS for All Students

By: Amy McCart, Dawn Miller

Foreword by Wayne Sailor

An equity-based multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) is brought to life in this book, which teaches you how to engage all students, analyze and utilize your resources, apply strengths- and evidence-based principles, and incorporate effective tools to systematize MTSS.

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  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781544372853
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2019
  • Page Count: 168
  • Publication date: November 19, 2019

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Ensure that Every Child Achieves Academic and Social Success

An equity-based multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) helps school teams engage all students across the full range of learning needs. MTSS ensures that the vision of equity for every student is achieved, with high expectations and quality instruction, while not straining a school’s budget or personnel.

Amy McCart and Dawn Miller seek to transform education so that it benefits educators, students, their families, and ultimately the communities in which they live. The authors do this by providing tools and methods to implement equity-based MTSS to improve academic, behavior and social outcomes for all students. This strategy-filled book teaches you how to
Engage all students in learning through an equity-based approach
Analyze and utilize your resources
Apply strengths- and evidence-based principles for implementation
Incorporate effective tools to systematize MTSS

Authentic examples across multiple grade levels and subjects contextualize the proven method presented in this book. The authors draw on their experience as SWIFT Education Center professional developers to guide you into creating an MTSS tailored to be effective for your student body.


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Amy McCart

Amy McCart, Ph.D. is an Associate Research Professor with Life Span Institute with Adjunct Faculty status in the Department of Special Education at the University of Kansas. She is the Co-Principal Investigator for the Equity Leadership in High Need Schools research grant, funded through the U.S. Department of Education Office of Elementary and Secondary Education. The focus of this work is to bring about equity in student outcomes by developing high quality, effective instructional leaders. Dr. McCart is Co-Director of SWIFT Education Center, established in 2012 at the University of Kansas. SWIFT is a national pre-K-12 research and technical assistance center designed to improve outcomes for all students, with emphasis on students of color and those with the most extensive need for support. Dr. McCart leads an amazing team of technical assistance professionals in urban, rural and high need schools across the United States. Dr. McCart learned much from her co-educators in her work on the ground in a number of urban school districts, including the Recovery School District in New Orleans, Louisiana, the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools, and the District of Columbia Public Schools. Dr. McCart traveled to Ghana, Africa to support the Ministry of Education and continues their work in supporting all children.

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Dawn Miller

Dawn Miller, Ph.D. is Associate Director of Technical Assistance of SWIFT Education Center at the University of Kansas. Her early career focused on creating local educational support processes that address student needs and support educators and families. This experience evolved into a role in statewide implementation of a problem-solving process and, ultimately, to her home state’s Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) program. As part of these efforts, Dr. Miller was on a committee that led state regulatory changes regarding Child Find and eligibility of children in the community for special education services, and helped to translate these changes into district procedures linked to MTSS. She also had the opportunity to serve as a district team member leading the planning, staff development, implementation, and evaluation of MTSS. Further, Dr. Miller is part of a national network of like-minded individuals and state agencies who share a vision for and systems approach to supporting student success. She is most appreciative of the extraordinary educators with whom she has had the privilege to work in schools, districts, states, and nationally. Together with them, she strives daily to support the notion of “all students – all systems.”

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Foreword Wayne Sailor



About the Authors

Introduction: Equipping You for the Journey to Effective MTSS

What Do We Mean by Equity-Based MTSS?

Constructing Your MTSS

What is Your Analogy for Equity-Based MTSS?

Why Do You (Yes, You) Want to “Do” MTSS?

How to “Do” MTSS in Your School

1. Foundations of MTSS

A Foundational Framework for Teaching and Learning

Foundational Transformation in Action Practices

Your Local Resources Are Foundational Too

What Is Resource Mapping and Why Do It?

How to Do Resource Mapping

2. Structuring Your MTSS

What Is a Tiered Instruction Matrix and Why Do It?

How to Create a Tiered Instruction Matrix

Matrix Part 1: Universal Support

Matrix Part 2: Universal Screening

Matrix Part 3: Instruction and Support

Matrix Part 4: Progress Monitoring

3. Engineering Your MTSS

Revisit What and Why

How to Do a MTSS Master Schedule

4. Making It Your Own MTSS

Resource Matching

Data Routines

Organizing Your Data

Processing Your Data

Acting on Your Data

Continuously Improving Your MTSS

Conclusion: Equity-Based MTSS—A Reality!






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