Presentation on theme: "Multi-Tier Systems of Support (MTSS): The School Counselors Role in the Pyramid of Interventions Amanda DeWulf."— Presentation transcript:
1Multi-Tier Systems of Support (MTSS): The School Counselors Role in the Pyramid of Interventions Amanda DeWulf
2CCSD Demographics 4 Elementary Schools (4 counselors) Jefferson ElementaryApproximately 410 students34% Minority students82% of students receive free or reduced lunch22% of students have IEPs25% Mobility2 Middle Schools (3 counselors)Washington Middle SchoolApproximately 463 students72.35% of students receive free or reduced lunch20% of students have IEPs1 High School (4 counselors)Approximately 1200 students19% minority students55% of students receive free or reduced lunch20.5% of students have IEPs
3Before MTSS Staff Efficacy Behaviors Failures Climate Graduation Rate Everyone was working hard, everyone was tired, high effort-zero focus. Meanwhile, kids were still drowning. What were the things you were doing? Atteance, behaviors, contracts, calling parents, building relationships with kids, suspensions were increases.Graduation Rate
4Our Results… Overall Course Failures 58% Behavioral Referrals 30% AP Enrollment %3.0 Club Membership 10%Graduation Rate 5%john
5District Wide Initiatives Response to Intervention (RTI)Professional Learning Communities (PLC)Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS)
6We Needed to be Focused on the Right Things… Student Learning/ResultsTeacher CollaborationAdministrative FocusWhere did we go next?
7School Counseling Professional Learning Communities Consists of all School Counselors at each level-Elementary, Middle, HighMeet weekly for 60 minutesIdentify Power StandardsFocus LessonsChecking for UnderstandingAnalyzing Data
8Response to Intervention Academic Systems-Data TeamsBehavioral Systems- PBISIntensive, Individual InterventionsIndividual StudentsAssessment-basedHigh IntensityIntensive, Individual InterventionsIndividual StudentsAssessment-basedIntense, durable procedures1-5%1-5%Targeted Group InterventionsSome students (at-risk)High efficiencyRapid response5-10%5-10%Targeted Group InterventionsSome students (at-risk)High efficiencyRapid responseUniversal InterventionsAll studentsPreventive, proactiveBonnie80-90%Universal InterventionsAll settings, all studentsPreventive, proactivePBIS80-90%RESPONSE TO INTERVENTION9/25/2012
9RESPONSE TO INTERVENTION (RTI) RTI is a systematic decision-making process designed to allow for early and effective responses to student’s learning and behavioral difficulties.
11The School Counselor’s Role Professional school counselors assist in the academic and behavioral development of students through the implementation of a comprehensive developmental school counseling program based on the ASCA National Model by:Providing all students with a standards-based guidance curriculum to address universal academic, career and personal/social developmentAnalyzing academic and behavioral data to identify struggling studentsIdentifying and collaborating on research-based intervention strategies that are implemented by school staffEvaluating academic and behavioral progress after interventionsRevising interventions as appropriateReferring to school and community services as appropriateCollaborating with administrators about RTI design and implementationAdvocating for equitable education for all students and working to remove systemic barriersThe Professional School Counselor and Response to Intervention, American School Counselor Association (Adopted 2008); ASCA National Model 3rd Edition pg
12The following chart shows how a comprehensive school counseling program aligns with the RTI process. Tier 1: Universal Core Instructional Interventions: All Students, Preventative and Proactive1. Standards and Competencies (Foundation)2. Guidance Curriculum (Delivery System)3. Individual Student Planning (Delivery)4. Curriculum Action Plan (Management)5. Curriculum Results Report (Accountability)Tier 2: Supplemental/Strategic Interventions: Students at Some Risk2. Individual Student Planning (Delivery)a. Small-group appraisal and b. Small-group advisement3. Responsive Services (Delivery)a. Consultation and b. Individual counseling and c. Small group counseling4. Closing the Gap Action Plan (Management)5. Closing the Gap Results Report (Accountability)Tier 3: Intensive, Individual Interventions: Students at High Risk2. Responsive Services (Delivery)a. Consultation and b. Individual counseling and c. Small group counseling and d. Referral to school or community services3. Closing the Gap Action Plan (Management)4. Closing the Gap Results Report (Accountability)The Professional School Counselor and Response to Intervention, American School Counselor Association (Adopted 2008)
13Q: What do we do with the kids that aren’t. learning Q: What do we do with the kids that aren’t learning? A: Develop an Intervention System.School Wide Team Approach to allow for At-Risk, Special Education, General Education Teachers, Counselors and Administrators to facilitate interventionsRealign schedules to assist with interventionsExamine your data!Start in a focused area of critical need-It has to be manageable to be successfulDon’t be afraid to think outside the boxLearn from your mistakes and know that it is okay to make changes
14Consider… Student Needs Motivation of Staff Alignment of Curriculum Q: Where do you start with an intervention?A: Where you think you can be successful.Consider…Student NeedsMotivation of StaffAlignment of Curriculum
15Tier One School Wide Building Supports and Interventions Elementary CounselingTier One School Wide Building Supports and InterventionsK-5 Classroom Guidance Lessons – Empathy, Impulse Control & Problem Solving, Bully Prevention, Anger Management, Safety, CareersPositive Behavior Supports and InterventionsAttendance MonitoringProfessional Learning CommunitiesData Teams – Use data to determineTier 2 and Tier 3 Interventions.Tier Two Supports and InterventionsIntentional Small GroupsCheck In Check OutProblem Solving withBehavior ReferralsIndividual CounselingParent/StaffConsultation& MeetingsRTI/PLC TeamPreACM/ACM MeetingsParent/Teacher ConferencesAgency ReferralsCommunity SupportsTier Three Supports and InterventionsTier 3 MeetingsAttendance MediationProblem SolvingCICO504 MeetingsDisability SuspectInteragency supportsCrisis ResponseGrade Level Data TeamsGrade level data teams will use information from several sources to determine interventions for students including progress monitoring, assessments, attendance, SWIS etc. The data teams will be the central hub for intervention implementation.
16Elementary School Counseling Level 1 Interventions K-5 School Counseling Core Curriculum: Empathy, Impulse Control & Problem Solving, Bully Prevention, Anger Management, Safety, and CareersPBISAttendance MonitoringProfessional Learning Communities
17Elementary School Counseling PLC Level 1 Data 2nd Grade: 98% of all 2nd Grade students achieved mastery level (75%) with regard to problem solving – goal was 90%5th Grade: 89% of all 5th Grade students achieved mastery level (78%) with regard to problem solving – goal was 90%Common language is important throughout the grade levels and the districtStudents can utilize the problem solving model in all environments: school, home, community activities, etc. with staff, family, and friends.
18PROBLEM FEELINGS CALM DOWN STRATEGIES SOLUTION #1 SOLUTION #2 Is it Safe?Could it Work?Is it Safe?Could it Work?
21Middle School Counseling Pyramid of Interventions Change
22Middle School Counseling RTI Level 1 Data Counselors developed SMART goal setting lesson through PLC collaboration time and created a formative assessment.Lesson was delivered to 425 students.Before delivering the lesson, 0% of students could write a SMART goal.After delivering the lesson, 364 students (85.6%) could identify the five components of a SMART goal.After delivering the lesson, 319 students (75%) of students total composed a SMART goal regarding their upcoming Iowa Assessments.
23High School Counseling Pyramid of Interventions Change
24HS School Counseling Level 1 Interventions School Counseling Core Curriculum9th Grade: Freshman Success Skills10th Grade: Career Exploration11th Grade: Post-Secondary Options12th Grade: Senior Survey, College/Career SeminarsIndividual Registration MeetingsIHAPIHomeroom Lessons/ActivitiesCareer and Educational PortfoliosJob ShadowsCollege VisitsCareer SeminarsStudent Needs AssessmentProfessional Learning Communities
25Student Needs Survey- Our Universal Screener Selecting and Getting in to College (338)Selecting a Career (284)Study Skills (259)Time Management (221)Being More Organized (220)Information about options after HS (217)Anxiety/Test Anxiety (211)Test Taking Skills (209)Stress Management (190)High School Course Selection (188)
26Other Areas to Consider Selecting and Carrying Out Goals (158)Understanding My Learning Style (153)Understanding Test Scores (150)Communication Skills (140)Self-Esteem (124)Getting Along Better With Family Members (123)Anger Management (119)Dating and Relationship Issues (118)Depression (110)Fitting In at School (103)
27The CCSD Data Teams are… … teams of individuals who determine appropriate interventions for individual students and ensure successful implementation within the school week.
31Data Team Structure Common Time Power to Make a Decision Accountability to ResultsEfficient Agenda and Structure
32Elementary School Counseling Level 2 Interventions Intentional Small GroupsCheck In Check OutProblem Solving with students with behavior referralsIndividual CounselingParent/Staff Consultation & meetingsRTI/PLC TeamsPre ACM/Attendance meetingsParent/Teacher ConferencesAgency ReferralsCommunity Supports
33Middle School-Building an RTI Team Representative of administrators, nurse, SRO, counselors, AEA staff, and one special education teacher who meet weeklyIdentify students needing level 2 and 3 support, determine goal, gather baseline data, identify interventions, and monitorCase facilitators meet with team of teachers to gather information and monitor progressAttendance, grades, behavior referrals, and parent information is discussed to determine students who need level 2 or level 3 support
34Middle School Counseling RTI Level 2 Interventions Individual Counseling and small group counseling based on needs assessmentPBIS structure of interventions such as check –in and check-out, PAWS card, skill buildingAgency referrals for family services or individualized mental health needsMentoring program beyond school hours
35High School RTI Level 2 Interventions Lunch Study TableHomeroom Pull-outs6th PeriodLunch DetentionsHome VisitsReading LabCheck-In/Check-OutStudent ContractsAcademic Focus
37Elementary School Counseling Level 3 Interventions Tier 3 Academic and Behavior MeetingsAttendance MediationProblem Solving with students who have behavior referralsCheck In Check Out504 Plans & meetingsDisability SuspectInteragency SupportsCrisis Response
38Middle School RTI Level 3 Interventions WRAP services for individual students and familiesReferral to Bethany, Lutheran Social Services, outside counselingCollaboration with Juvenile court officers or DHS case managersCollaboration to determine if medical or psychological evaluations, treatment, or placement need to take place
39Middle School RTI Level 3 Interventions Advisor/Advisee program involves adults advising identified students who have most behavior office referrals from previous school year.Students identified prior to school year startingMeeting scheduled with parent, student, teacher from grade level team, counselor and associate principal.Review individual data and developed goals for each student.Students are assigned to adult advisor (administrators, counselors, SRO, custodian, AEA staff)
40Middle School RTI Level 3 Intervention Data 13 students identified (SWIS Data)Every student has shown significant decrease in behavior office referrals from previous school yearOverall school behavior referrals have decreased as follows:Quarter 1 Office Referrals: 153Quarter 1 Office Referrals: 77
41Middle School RTI Level 3 Intervention Data 9 students identified (SWIS Data)Advisor meets with their student one time per weekAll 9 students have decreased their number of office referrals from last year to this year6 of the 9 students have received 0 behavior referrals for the first trimester of this school year
42Middle School Counseling RTI Level 3 Interventions Meet with students with 10 unexcused absences and notify parents of policyMeet with students who have 4 or more tardies and notify parents of policyFacilitate Advisor/Advisee
43HS & School Counseling RTI Level 3 Interventions CHAMPConnections with outside agenciesHome VisitsTruancyHS Success ClassOrganization, study skills, time management, 7 Habits of Highly Effective TeensMentoring9th Grade students each connected with an adult mentor in the buildingRelationship Building, Goal SettingOnline LearningRan through Iowa Learning OnlineCan be completed during the school day, 6th period, or before/after schoolFor students behind on creditsMaximum of 4 credits during their high school careerAlternative PlacementOff-SiteJob CorpSpecial EducationFlex SchedulesTeachersStudents (Step Up, Transition 2 & 3, Student Success, High School Success)
44Going Forward… School Counseling More Seminars on additional topics Stress Management, Test AnxietyMore Small GroupsIndividual Transition Plans (From 8th to 9th Grade)9th Grade Mentoring ProgramPLC Goals-Building relationshipsIndividual student meetings focusing on our 5 power standardsWeekly Interventions