Pleasant Valley School District

The Step By Step Learning® MTSS Implementation Model Substantially Improves Student Outcomes and Increases Reading Scores. – As Evidenced by a Lehigh University Study

An independent study was performed by the Center for Promoting Research to Practice at Lehigh University to measure the results of a Step By Step Learning® comprehensive MTSS implementation at Pleasant Valley School District. During the 2006-2014 school years, the Kindergarten, First and Second grade teachers at Pleasant Valley received detailed instruction of how to implement a comprehensive MTSS process that included:

• Data Analysis & informal diagnostics mapping
• Student Intervention Response meetings
• The Science of Teaching Reading professional development
• Connecting to the Classroom® lessons
• Instructional modeling and side by side coaching
• Small group intervention toolkits focusing on phonology and beginning decoding
• PILS MTSS Leadership development focused on writing a detailed literacy plan (PILS approved – 45 hours)
• Teach Me To Read At Home®…a family literacy program for their Pre-K families

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