Terry Lashley, Ph.D.
, Virginia Co-Lead
KDE requests assistance in reviewing the existing materials and resources in the state’s Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS), which is called the Kentucky System of Interventions (KSI). The primary goal for this initiative is to meet the full range of academic needs for all Kentucky students (PK-12) and improve student achievement.
Achievement Gap. The Kentucky Statewide Assessment (Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress, or K-PREP) data from 2011-2012 to 2016-2017 show consistent, significant achievement gaps between White/Asian students and all other student groups (African American, Hispanic, Economically Disadvantaged and English Learners). The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) has identified a Strategic Priority of Student Success to aid in closing the achievement gaps between these groups. Achievement gaps are also documented in other state and national data sets including: NAEP 2009-2017; high school completion and dropout rates; KIDS Count data; and College and Career Readiness Data 2002-2014 (e.g., not meeting ACT Benchmarks).
Approach to Capacity Building Services
The Region 5 CC team will assist KDE team in engaging other key technical assistance partners, collaborators, and, as appropriate, Local Education Agencies (LEAs) to: a) collect and synthesize the research around MTSS promising practices, best practices and Evidence Based Practices (EBP); b) access other successful state MTSS models; and c) identify and connect with other states’ key leaders engaged in a successful MTSS.