This article covers several multi-tiered student support systems – RTI and PBIS, in particular – in meeting the requirements of ESSA. These support systems have been found to help special education and ELL students, but also have the potential to help all students.Source:
Christina A. Samuels, Education Week, September 27, 2016Description:
School administrators often look at school climate and behavior issues as part of a comprehensive approach to fixing low-performing schools. The Every Student Succeeds Act, it turns out, specifically cites a framework that officials can use to build their efforts—multi-tiered systems of support. The actual text of the law mentions multi-tiered systems of support only briefly, and in the context of helping students with disabilities and English-language learners have access to the challenging academic standards. But supporters of this framework say it can be used to help all students, by providing them the individual academic and social support they need to succeed.
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