January/February 2023

NDMTSS website
22-23 Training Calendar
Registration Calendar

NDMTSS: A Framework for Student Success

(From NDMTSS Playbook 2018)

North Dakota’s Multi-Tier System of Supports (NDMTSS) is a framework to provide all students with the best opportunities to succeed academically and behaviorally in school. NDMTSS focuses on providing high-quality instruction and interventions matched to student need, monitoring progress frequently to make decisions about changes in instruction or goals. Data are used to allocate resources to improve student learning and support staff implementation of effective practices.

  • Building Effective Systems for Student Success
  • Every system is perfectly designed to get the results it is getting!
  • Efficiency and Alignment are underlying themes!
  • NDMTSS Essential Components
  • Change and people are involved. Plan accordingly!
  • Effective Systems Support Students, Teachers, Parents and Administrators
Read the Full Infographic!

Planning for 2023-2024 is underway Updates coming soon!

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NDMTSS Rundown

Brief yet exciting recaps of our PD Trainings that happened around our region!

"We appreciate that we have a cohort of like-minded schools going through the process and helping us stay accountable to the MTSS framework. Thank you for all of the guidance and assistance." (Administrator – Garrison – Bob Callies Elementary School)

Click for Rundown!

"I have all kinds of students that have different levels of strengths and weaknesses. This class definitely gave me different resources and tools to use to help educate all these different levels to help them get back on track. The presenter did a great job, was extremely knowledgeable and was to deliver instruction in a digestible manner." (Administrator - St. John's Academy - Jamestown)

Click for Rundown!

"I'm excited to see how the rest of the year turns out and look at the data in June." (Elementary Teacher – Midway Public School)

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Through hands-on experiences, educators learned key guidelines and tips for interpreting data and viewing reports at the student, classroom, school, district, and national levels. They also understood and applied the data to guide instruction and intervention, plan student groupings, and more!

Access all Assessing to Inform recordings and upcoming opportunities!

Assessment Overview: New! Click here!

Phase 1 Benchmark - Click here!

Phase 2: Renaissance STAR, NWEA - Click here!


ACT WorkKeys Data for the North Dakota Educator

The focus of the webinar will be to prepare your students for the ACT NCRC Assessments of Applied Mathematics, Graphic Literacy, and Workplace Documents. Included in the webinar will be an overview to accessing and making sense of the data produced by your students' participation in these assessments

ACT WorkKeys Feb. 22 - Register Here!


Phase 2:

AimsWeb, FastBridge, and Renaissance STAR

Educators understood how learning progressions can help guide instruction and how recommended skills for students are identified.

"Well Done - thankful for the work time interspersed throughout."

"They did a spectacular job of making this content understandable and useable."

"Very well planned and informational."

Upcoming Trainings

NDMTSS Leadership Network

Upstream Leadership Series

During each virtual Leadership Network session, participants can expect bite-sized learning segments around Upstream strategies and multi-tiered systems of support.

  • 1:00-2:00 PM CT
  • Upcoming dates:
  • Feb. 27
  • March 13
  • March 27
  • Attend one or all! (We encourage ALL!)
  • No registration required!
  • Listen to "The Greg McKeown Podcast" with Dan Heath - Solve Problems Before They Happen
Click to read the flyer!

NDMTSS Conference Coming Soon!

Time to Brainstorm!

Please share your ideas on what is needed NOW for your teams to continue moving the work forward - think about topics, presenters, school examples, and more that would help guide us to assembling a

top-notch schedule!

Share your ideas HERE! 

Behavior Interventions to Support All Tiers

Feb. 28, March 7,

March 14, & March 21, 2023

90-min. virtual sessions

This four-part series designed to introduce research and evidence-based behavior interventions that can be implemented in the large and small group settings. This course is ideal for general education and special education teachers, as well as those who support the implementation of behavior intervention plans. 

ANALYZE evidence-based behavior interventions appropriate for Tiers 1, 2, & 3.

DEVELOP a plan for implementation in your setting.

Learn more and register here!

Technical Adequacy Tool for Evaluation (TATE)

March 28, 2023

2-hours virtually. Attendees will be expected to view recorded content PRIOR to attending the session.

The TATE was developed to measure the technical adequacy (quality) of completed FBA/BIPs. It can provide scores and patterns that help. Identify specific FBA/BIP areas needing improvement. Essential components of adequate FBA/BIPs are presented along with the rationale for including each. This session is intended for educators who are responsible for implementing FBA/BIPs or who are supervising educators who implement FBA/BIPs.

MEASURE quality of completed FBA/BIPs

IDENTIFY specific areas for FBA/BIP improvement

Learn more and register here!
Some additional resources...

NDSoR Training Options

Asynchronous Courses

A Shared Responsibility

Audience: K-3 educators who DO NOT teach reading directly (Art, PE, Library, Music, etc.)

Learn more and register!

Hybrid Courses

Leading for Literacy Impact

Districts and school-level instructional leaders will be provided with the scientifically based knowledge and tools needed to close the research-to-practice gap. Learn more and register!

Reaching All Learners: Community of Practice (Spring 2023)

This course is designed for educators who are committed to find best practices for language and literacy instruction in the classroom. Learn more and register!

New Resource: CharacterStrong Weekly

Every Monday morning from CharacterStrong Weekly, receive a 2 to 3 minute video with a low-burden, high impact strategy to transform your daily work.

Sign up here!

Click on the image for a favorite strategy from your NDTMSS Team:

Stronger Connections Grant Funding

The Stronger Connections Grant is a competitive federal grant that provides the opportunity for high-need LEA’s to improve conditions for student learning through the implementation of a comprehensive plan incorporating evidence based activities, programs, and practices to create safer and healthier learning environments that promote positive school climates and have a measurable and direct impact on students.

Schools could use for NDMTSS Academic and Behavior Trainings

For more information on the opportunity, visit the NDDPI website linked here.

Jennifer Glasheen
South East Education Cooperative
Lyndsi Engstrom
Central Regional Education Association