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Multi-Tiered System of Supports: A Comprehensive Framework for Implementing the California Common Core State Standards

Produced by Center for Prevention & Early Intervention at WestEd, California Department of Education


How do California’s educators ensure every child in the state’s diverse student population, including students with disabilities, achieves the new Common Core State Standards for English language arts and literacy?

This free six-hour online professional development module guides educators through the process of using a comprehensive framework to create systemic support systems that address barriers to opportunity and success for all learners.

This module can be used by educators independently or as part of in-person training and is divided into four units: 

  • What is a multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS)
  • Data-based decision making
  • Instructional planning and supports
  • Leadership and implementation of MTSS

This module is a collaborative effort between the Center for Prevention and Early Intervention at WestEd and the California Department of Education Special Education and Professional Learning Supports divisions.

Access the module and download supporting materials at the California Department of Education’s Brokers of Expertise website

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Copyright: 2014
Format: Online
Publisher: California Department of Education