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  • Belief Statements

    • All students will make at least one year of growth annually.
    • All students will enrich their learning through creative and real world connections within the school day.  
    • Instruction will be differentiated by content, process, and product based on student need.
    • The affective-social emotional needs of advanced and gifted learners will be nurtured.
    • All students will have the opportunity and support to reach their potential.  
    • Ongoing professional development is essential to meet the needs of our advanced and gifted learners.
       

    Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)

    In ISD 728 our Advanced & Gifted Learners model is based on a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS).

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    TIER 1 - Effective Differentiated Core Instruction - All Students
    This tier addresses what is happening in the classroom on a daily basis for all students.  Teachers provide standards-based, differentiated core instruction.

    In grades 2-5, ISD 728  also uses Total School Cluster Grouping to reduce the range of instructional groups within each classroom.  This allows teachers to more effectively meet each student’s educational needs.

    TIER 2 - Targeted Enrichment Interventions & Supports - Some Students
    Tier 2 is designed to give additional targeted instruction for students who need enrichment interventions.  Many advanced students receive this support during WIN (What I Need) time.

    TIER 3 - Intensive Enrichment Interventions & Supports - A Few Students
    For a few of our students, grade-level curriculum doesn’t meet their needs.  In those specific cases, a team collaborates to develop an individualized academic plan for the student.

Contact Us!

  • Lisa Willman
    Curriculum Specialist
    763-241-3400 x5002
    11500 193rd Ave NW
    Elk River, MN 55330