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10 Success Factors for Literacy Intervention: Getting Results with MTSS in Elementary Schools 

In some schools, MTSS/RTI is losing steam because other initiatives are consuming educators’ attention. Diverting focus away from MTSS is a mistake. A systemic approach to differentiating instruction to meet the needs of all students should be nonnegotiable. It’s not a fad, and it shouldn’t be pushed aside for something else that draws the staff’s attention.

One reason it may be easy to push aside MTSS is that although results have been outstanding in some schools, they have been negligible in too many others. The reason results have not been consistently strong is that in implementing MTSS, too many schools have left out critical components.

What are schools that are getting good results doing? When results are unimpressive, what’s missing?

Author and literacy expert Dr. Susan Hall answers these persistent questions in her publication, 10 Success Factors for Literacy Intervention:  Getting Results with MTSS in Elementary Schools.  Dr. Hall's experience in working with schools across the United States led to the development of a list of 10 success factors observable in schools that are getting significant gains in student literacy with MTSS.

THE 10 SUCCESS FACTORS INCLUDE:10 Success Factors for Literacy Intervention by Dr. Susan Hall

1.      Group by Skill Deficit

2.      Use Diagnostic Assessments

3.      Implement a Walk-to-Intervention Delivery Model

4.      Monitor Progress with an Appropriate Assessment

5.      Flood the Intervention Block with Extra Instructors

6.      Use Intervention Time Wisely

7.      Be Aware of What Makes Intervention Effective

8.      Provide Teachers with Intervention Lesson Materials

9.      Invest in Professional Development

10.    Inspect What You Expect

Excerpted from 10 Success Factors for Literacy Intervention:  Getting Results with MTSS in Elementary Schools, by Susan L. Hall, Ed.D, Copyright © 2018 ASCD.  All Rights Reserved.  Used with permission .




Join Dr. Hall as she thoroughly explores each of these ten success factors and provides the guidance educators need to move from disappointing results to student reading success in this practical publication.  Watch our on-demand 10 Success Factors webinar series and download the complimentary 8-page booklet to preview the 10 Success Factors.

Webinar #1:  SUCCESS FACTORS 1-5

What are the first five elements that need to be in place to begin and ensure a successful MTSS implementation?  

Webinar #2:  SUCCESS FACTORS 6-10 & Wrap Up

Learn more about the 5 key characteristics of effective intervention lessons and make sure ....What does it take to keep your MTSS Implementation process moving forward? Learn how to INSPECT what you EXPECT by conducting snapshot observations.

No matter where you are with MTSS, just starting out or fully implemented, the 10 Success Factors webinars provide strategies and tips for delivering a continuum of support to match student needs.  Now you can view both webinars at your convenience and share this information with your colleagues. 




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Bundle Readers Facilitators straight shotWith our 10 Success Factors Book Study Bundle, educators have the collective opportunity to read 10 Success Factors while closely examining their school’s current MTSS practices, identifying opportunities for improvement, and engaging in collaborative discussions that will ultimately lead to the development of a site-based MTSS Action Plan.

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