Review the Comprehensive Guide to a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) to learn about how districts are using MTSS to ensure that all students have the resources and support needed to succeed. Under What is MTSS, see how schools are using the “inverted pyramid” to serve all students, small groups in need of additional interventions, and individual students who …
Review this article by Australian researchers to understand how UDL principles can be applied to transition planning and activities. Annex 1 includes a table with examples for reaching students with diverse needs (e.g., modeling a high school schedule for middle schoolers, soliciting student feedback through surveys and group discussions, goal setting for incoming students).
Read 6 considerations for MTSS in a pandemic to hear a middle school coordinator’s perspective for multi-tiered systems of support during a pandemic. It includes a discussion about ensuing Tier 1 supports are not overlooked to focus on individualized supports.
Read this article to learn about strategies to build a culture of teacher collaboration in your school and/or district and actions teacher teams can take to enhance student learning and supports.
Review the “Middle School Matters: A Guide for Georgia Schools on Middle School Transition” toolkit that is intended to help educators, families and students understand the process of transitioning to middle school.
Review this resource for District and State level leaders: Ensuring Successful Student Transitions from the Middle Grades to High School. It outlines research on the importance and impact the 9th grade year can have on a student HS graduation possibilities as well as how states can strategically fund programs and services to help make the transition supportive for …
Look at this District’s Transition Planning Guide that is designed to assist district leaders in working with district and school teams to create a data-informed transition plan for the return to in-person learning. This planning guide puts students and families at the center, especially those who have lost out on learning due to Covid-19.
Use this Freshman Success Framework from the Network for College Success at the University of Chicago to form your team and develop successful practices to help freshmen succeed.