In Salem-Keizer Public Schools, we do our best to anticipate students’ needs and prepare lessons that best support their learning. We use a variety of effective teaching practices to ensure that all students are able to learn at their appropriate grade level.
Because all students’ experiences and development are different, however, they sometimes need additional support to help them be successful. To make sure they get that additional help, Salem-Keizer uses a Multi-Tiered System of Supports framework to address students’ needs. This is a research-based model that meets students where they are and builds on their strengths to improve learning, behavior, and/or social emotional needs.
Every student qualifies for this support, and school teams meet regularly to look at data and decide how they can best meet the needs of their students. This may mean, for example, that students receives an additional reading or math class, they have a peer or adult tutor that works with them, they are part of a friendship circle, or schools/teachers provide extra support within a student’s existing schedule. Whatever the case, we are doing everything we can to provide the right support at the right time for each student.