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Contact Us

Contact Luke Schaefer

Luke.Schaefer@k12.nd.us
phone:701.838.3025

Contact Jennifer Glasheen

jennifer.glasheen@k12.nd.us
phone:701.446.3172

How do NDMTSS and Special Education Work Together?

School districts in North Dakota are permitted to use a process that determines how a student responds to scientific, research-based interventions (RtI) when determining whether that student is or continues to be eligible for and entitled to special education services under the category of specific learning disability. North Dakota has developed Administrative Rules that outline how a school can utilize MTSS (RtI) in its determination process for special education. Additional documents to assist schools in meeting the requirements of NDCC 67-23-06 can be found at ND DPI website


The purpose of the REA Implementation Support Team is to plan for conditions that make implementation of effective practices with fidelity reasonable, practical and doable, through a collaborative process. ND MTSS project staff will work with the REA implementation team to effectively deliver supports to school teams in North Dakota. REA staff conducts a gap analysis of their region’s desired state and current state of implementation (needs analysis), and uses it to develop a plan for training, coaching, technical assistance and distribution of materials, based on their region’s needs (planning). Once the plan is created, the implementation team manages implementation efforts (implementation). Adjustments to the plan are based on data to ensure successful outcomes (evaluation). It is also the responsibility of this team to embed this work with existing district initiatives (e.g., school improvement).


REA Implementation Support Team Responsibilities

  • Develop REA implementation support plan (resources and supports for districts/schools)
  • Provide districts/schools guidance and assistance to integrate new and existing initiatives
  • Support school/district development MTSS implementation plan and monitor periodically
  • Provide supporting documents, examples, tools, and materials to help facilitate implementation
  • Collect and summarize training and implementation data
  • Identify barriers to implementation

Recent News and Events

NDMTSS Training Participation 2020-21 + Year to Date

Take a peek at the reach of NDMTSS Training and support across the state.
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NDMTSS Developing Schoolwide Behavior Expectations (PBIS Year 1) Trainings are back and better than ever!!

The NDMTSS State Team is excited to announce that we are resuming Developing Schoolwide Behavior Expectations - PBIS Year 1 trainings and support for our ND schools in 2021-22! This training focuses on establishing clear Tier 1 behavioral expectations within a MTSS/Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) framework.
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Behavior Interventions to Support All Tiers - Enhancing FBAs/BIPs

In a strong multi-tiered system of supports, we are looking to support children at all levels and abilities when it comes to their academic, social, emotional, and behavioral needs. When a student’s behavior is getting in the way of success in other areas of their education school personnel can bring a team of professionals together (school counselor, school psychologist, teachers, administrators) to collaborate and determine what the best next steps are to help get students back on the road to success.
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NDMTSS Capacity Building, Evaluation and SPDG Grant Submission

Regional Support Liaisons delivering direct support to schools; Evaluation study begins; State Personnel Grant submitted focused on Specially Designed Instruction
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