In 2016 MTSS Readiness Instrument was available for submission by all districts or charters that were not currently assigned to a cohort. This Readiness Instrument was not meant to be an assessment of full implementation of MTSS. The tool allows team members to identify what structures are in place to support the implementation of an MTSS.

We encouraged the MTSS Leadership Team to take advantage of the following supports prior to, during and after final instrument submission on Survey Monkey.:

1) Confirm MTSS Leadership Team members who need to take an active part in completing the tool. This team will need to have deep knowledge of the school system as a whole.
2) Each team member should download and/or print off the PDF version of the Instrument for review.

Charter Team members downloaded this PDF.

Traditional District Team members downloaded this PDF.

3) Watch the Screencast which provided a deeper understanding and directions. The Screencast provided valuable information on the Six Critical Components
of an MTSS.
4) Plan for 1-2 hours to meet as a District or Charter Team to review questions and come to a consensus on rubric items.
5) One team member needed to have submitted the final Survey Monkey version of the document by March 4, 2016.
6) All results were used by DPI to develop customized technical assistance as well as determination of the upcoming professional development cohort selection and groupings.
7) Once results were returned, this team would need to meet to review analysis and determine next steps.


This memo was sent to Directors of Curriculum and Instruction, Directors of Exceptional Children, Directors of Charter Schools and State Operated Programs. We thank you in advance for your commitment to this work. If you have questions please contact Amy Jablonski at amy.jablonski@dpi.nc.gov or your Regional MTSS Contact.
Decisions will be made about next cohort selection and groupings based on all results submitted.