Family Series

A Family Perspective

This is a series of learning opportunities developed to support parents/families in actively partnering with their school districts and participating in the educational decision-making process for their child/children. There are four modules in this series.  We recommend viewing in the listed order.

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The IL MTSS-N is a project of the Illinois State Board of Education, with funding from the State Personnel Development Grant. Due to federal funding requirements and to provide feedback for internal development, please complete the pre-post test at the bottom of this page after reviewing all of the following modules.


Introduction to Multi-Tiered System of Supports

Gain a foundational understanding of a multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS) framework and what each term within the Illinois definition of MTSS means. Participants will be able to summarize how MTSS assists schools in providing high-quality curriculum and instruction for all students.

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Multi-Tiered System of Supports: A Deeper Dive

As explained in the A Parent Perspective: Multi-Tiered System of Supports module, MTSS is a framework schools use to structure instruction and supports that help all students be successful. Multi-Tiered System of Supports: A Deeper Dive provides families with additional terminology related to MTSS and concrete examples of a family's role in supporting their child in the MTSS process.

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Introduction to Continuous Improvement

Learn how problem-solving processes use data and bring continuous improvement to life. This module will identify the continuous improvement process, relate problem-solving to parent and family participation in a child's education, and show the critical role of how a parent and family might engage in problem-solving with school staff to help their child.

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Introduction to Evidence-based Practices

Participants will be able to identify elements of effective evidence-based practices within a multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS) framework. The information explores how parents and families can have meaningful conversations with school staff to access, monitor, and ensure their child achieves his/her best educational outcomes.

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The IL MTSS-N is a project of the Illinois State Board of Education, with funding from the State Personnel Development Grant. Due to federal funding requirements and to provide feedback for internal development, we kindly request you complete this short pre-post survey after reviewing each series.

Pre-Post Test