Combining the Pieces: Implementing Reading Supports School-wide

Karen Brock, Ph.D. & Michelle Eldridge

Provo City School District has worked to create a more robust 3 Tier approach to literacy by starting from both Tier 3 and Tier 1 simultaneously. As have worked with elementary principals to conduct an audit of the school’s plan to determine strengths and weaknesses, we found a lack of Tier 3 intervention materials and missing elements in Tier 1 instructional strategies. These missing pieces have disrupted Tier 2 intervention strategies. Our initial work has been with the principals as we generate common practices and definitions across schools for Tiers 1-3 Literacy. This session will provide a step-by-step process for schools to use as they audit, determine assessment protocols and design professional development to improve MTSS Literacy in elementary schools.