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2020 Abstracts: New York

PR Award #: H323A200006
Name: New York State Education Department (NYSED)
Title: New York State - State Personnel Development Grant - Multitiered Systems of Support
City, State: Albany, NY
Project Director: Tina Minehan
Project Director email: tina.minehan@nysed.gov

Purpose
This proposal establishes a statewide, multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS) integrating academics and behavior to train pre- and in-service educators to provide effective structures and practices that result in improved outcomes for students, particularly students with disabilities. The outcomes include improved operations of State and district teams using evidence-based professional development practices (EBPD); improved stages of implementation of MTSS; schools’ implementation of response to intervention (RtI) and positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) with increased fidelity; and pre-service training programs, which include course syllabi in MTSS and virtual/hybrid practices.

Method
NYSED’s project will create an MTSS center managed with collaborating partners including, institutions of higher education (IHEs) and a federally funded parent advocacy center.  Professional organizations, districts, IHEs, and parent advocacy organizations will advise the center’s implementation of training and coaching. The project will evaluate teacher skills, fidelity of implementation, and scaling up of MTSS.