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2019 Utah Systems Conference
Engaging students: The Power of Multi-Tiered System of Supports
JUNE 17-18, 2019
(June 19, 2019 MTSS Post-Conference Meeting)
Utah Valley Convention Center • Provo, UT


KEYNOTE: Todd Theobald-Insight Educational Solutions



Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) is a framework for implementing systemic, evidence-based practices to maximize student achievement in academics and behavior in preparation for and leading to College and Career Readiness. The MTSS model includes Universal, Targeted, and Intensive levels of support, which are defined below by identified critical components. Universal (Tier 1) represents those supports provided to each student. Tier 1 practices should be implemented with fidelity prior to addressing practices for Tiers 2 or 3. Targeted (Tier 2) represents additional supports to intervene or enrich for student success. Intensive (Tier 3) represents individually-responsive supports intended to further intervene or enrich student success and are developed based on individual student need. Tier 3 supports may be provided individually or in a small group and are in addition to, not in place of, Tier 1 instruction, and do not necessarily equate to special education services.

Target Audience:
  • LEA/school administration, teachers, paraeducators, parents, & student support providers.
Areas of Concentration - Eight Critical Components of MTSS:
  • High-Quality Instruction
  • Data-Based Decision Making
  • Team-Based Problem Solving
  • Equitable Education For Each Student
  • College and Career Readiness
  • Proactive School Climate and Structure
  • Parent and Community Involvement
  • Supportive Leadership
Breakout Sessions:
  • All 8 Critical Components
  • English Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Behavior
  • Preschool, Elementary, Secondary-Transition
  • Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced