Overview & 22 Questions

Please review the information below about Vermont Statute regarding the expectations of the multi tiered system of supports and educational support teams.    

Act 44 of 2009 amended 16 V.S.A. § 2902, directs that within each school district’s comprehensive system of educational services, each public school shall develop and maintain a tiered system of academic and behavioral supports through the use of educational support teams for the purpose of providing all students with the opportunity to succeed or to be challenged in the general education environment. The comprehensive system of educational services will also include individualized plans to assist identified students in completing high school, and whenever possible, be developed in collaboration with the student’s parents or legal guardian. The use of the tiered system of supports and educational support teams extends to all students, and therefore the expectations of Act 44 extend to all students.

Act 117 - VSA Title 16, Section 2904, requires that each superintendent shall annually provide to the Vermont Secretary of Education a status of the educational support systems in each school in the supervisory union; how it is funded and how building the capacity of the educational support system is addressed in the School's Continuous Improvement Plan. Included in the report will be a description and justification of how funds received due to Medicaid reimbursement under section 2959a of are used.

For more information please reference Education Quality Standards (EQS) 2121.5

The information submitted in this survey is for School Year 2016-2017.

Please complete the survey no later than June 1, 2017.

For questions regarding content of this survey, please contact Emma Louie at 479-1336.

Thank you in advance for helping make this required data collection a success, your time is appreciated!!!

* 1. I assure to the best of my ability that the information provided is correct for the School's Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) Survey Data.

* 3. How many students were initial referrals this school year, 2016-2017, to the Educational Support Team (EST)?

* 4. Of the students in Question 3, how many received an initial Educational Support Team (EST) plan?

* 5. Of the students in Question 3, how many had initial 504 plans developed?

* 6. Of the students in Question 3, how many received an initial referral for a special education evaluation?

* 7.  Of the students in Question 6, how many had initial IEP's developed?

* 8. Of the five components of the VT multi-tiered system of supports, please check all that have been implemented in your school.

* 9. Which of the following Health and Nutrition services and supports are part of your multi- tiered system of supports? Check all that apply.

PLEASE NOTE: Mental Health and Social services are covered in Q12, Q13, and Q14:

* 10. Does your school have a Preventative Program for substance abuse intervention?

* 11. Does your school have Memorandum of Understandings (MOUs) with substance abuse treatment providers?

* 12. Please select all funding sources for the Health and Nutrition supports and services.

* 13. What Mental Health and Social Services and supports is part of your multi-tiered system of supports? Check all that apply.

* 14. Please select all funding sources used for the Mental Health and Social supports and services.

* 15. What Academic and Behavioral services and supports are part of your multi-tiered system of supports?  Check all that apply.

* 16. Please select all funding sources for the Academic and Behavior supports or services.

* 17. Do you have a procedure in place to support new staff in multi-tiered system of supports?

* 18. Do you have a process for evaluating the effectiveness of your multi-tiered system of supports?

* 19. Please share your multi-tiered system of supports success stories.

* 20. Would you be willing to provide testimony on MTSS before the legislature?

* 21. On a scale of 1-5, with 1 being least need and 5 being greatest need, rank the areas below based on your need for additional support with your multi-tiered system of supports. 

Rank the choices below from 1-5, using each numeral only once.

* 22. Based on your greatest need, describe the support needed to strengthen your school’s multi-tiered system of supports.

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