On August 27–29, Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC) staff presented an Overview of the Multi-Tiered Systems of Support, (MTSS), including evidence-based MTSS practices and resources to South Carolina school districts and schools in various regions of the state. South Carolina’s Office of Early Learning & Literacy (OELL) Literacy Specialists assisted with the facilitation of the meetings to build their capacity to provide follow-up professional learning services to districts and schools. Additionally, SECC staff conducted telephone conferences and ongoing communication through email with the South Carolina Department of Education OELL to plan the professional development and to begin to consider next steps for supporting districts and schools with implementation of MTSS.
SECC staff will complete the Overview of MTSS training, including evidence-based MTSS practices and resources to South Carolina school districts and schools. Additionally, SECC staff will conduct the final monthly meeting with South Carolina to debrief on the regional trainings on MTSS, the SECC partnership and technical assistance, and to provide thought partnering on next steps for implementation of MTSS in South Carolina.
Previously, SECC staff provided feedback to South Carolina on its draft MTSS Framework and Guidance document. In particular, SECC suggested that South Carolina include evidence-based resources and practices and provided links to websites and resources to assist them in this process. As a result of providing South Carolina with access to evidence-based resources, South Carolina has produced an evidence-based MTSS Framework and Guidance document. The MTSS Framework and Guidance document is an example of South Carolina’s development of fiscal and material capacity through improved materials to support districts and schools with the implementation of MTSS.