Massachusetts Tiered System of Support (MTSS)

Protocols & Handouts


Protocol 1: 

The primary purpose of this protocol is to support the leadership team's initial conversations about beliefs and assumptions regarding math instruction for students with disabilities. The protocol helps bring to the surface both shared and differing beliefs that team members may hold as they work toward a common understanding.

Protocol 1: Shared Beliefs About Mathematics Instruction for Students with Disabilities

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Summary of the Protocols
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Beliefs Inventory

Protocols 2 & 3:

Explore their essential understandings of both students with disabilities and the demands of rigorous mathematics instruction. Leadership team members will explore their essential understandings of both students with disabilities and the demands of rigorous mathematics instruction.

Protocol 2: Essential Understandings About Students with Disabilities

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The Six Areas of Demands and Difficulties
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Math as a Language
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The Connection Between Memory and Learning

Protocol 3: Essential Understandings About Rigorous Mathematics Instruction

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Standards for Mathematical Practice
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Math Practices Summary Sheet
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Staircase Problem

Protocols 4 & 5:

Bring together the previous thinking and work around students with disabilities. After the theoretical discussions in the first three protocols, team members will now have the opportunity to delve into concrete examples.

Protocol 4: Aligning Barriers and Strategies

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Candies Problem
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Kym's Description
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Present Levels of Educational Performance
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Kym's Work
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Looking at Student Work Tool for Kym
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Six Learning Areas and Student Difficulties
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Accessibility Strategies for Mathematics

Protocol 5: Responding to a Range of Learning Needs

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Descriptions and Work for 3 More Students
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Looking at Student Work for 3 More Students
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Strategy Cards
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Individual Reflection
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