“There is always a sense of urgency when it comes to providing high quality instruction for all students."
Mississippi continues to take steps to promote and implement MTSS statewide. The State Board of Education adopted the Three Tier Instructional Model in January 2005 and revised this model in August 2016. In addition, the Office of Intervention Services (OIS) developed various professional development modules that strategically focus on teacher and classroom practices. These modules include evidence-based practices and principles, as well as multi-tiered intervention strategies for academics and behavior.
For the first time in over a decade, we’re proud to say that no child in the city of Meridian attends a failing school and All Means All!
Implementing the SWIFT Framework with fidelity helps schools and districts to consider all the moving parts that will make inclusive environments a positive learning experience for all.
If I can see the kids coming into a school and they're smiling and they're waving and hugging their teachers, then I know SWIFT is working.