2020 Montana

PR Award #
Grantee Name
Montana Office of Public Instruction
Project Title
The Montana Tiered System of Supports: Systematic Problem-Solving Approach to Implement Evidence-Based Practices with Autonomy
Project Director
Sheila Lovato
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This project will increase local educational agency (LEA) capacity to support and sustain the implementation of the Montana Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) through distance learning and web-based formats for professional development and coaching support focused on data-analytic problem solving at the systems level.


The project will utilize implementation teams at the state, regional, district, and building level to increase capacity for implementation and create an efficient infrastructure for professional development, technical assistance, coaching, and communication. This project will prioritize rural LEAs and indigenous majority LEAs. In addition, the project will increase opportunities for school personnel who work with student with disabilities to exercise choice in professional development.

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