Development of the Michigan Department of Education Multi-Tiered System of Supports Practice Profile

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Elizabeth Newell, Brandy Bugni, Arminda Westra, & Caryn Ward

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Practice profiles are a tool used to ensure practices are well-defined so that they can be taught, learned, used, and measured. This brief highlights how the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) engaged systematically and purposefully in the practice profile development process to clearly define Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS), a research-based framework that attends to the academic and behavioral needs of students.