EQUAL ATTENTION TO LEARNING SUPPORTS IS ESSENTIAL SO THAT:
- Every student will demonstrate academic achievement and be prepared for success after high school;
- Every student will be supported by highly prepared and effective teachers and school leaders; and
- Every school will offer a safe and healthy learning environment for all students.
A Comprehensive System of Learning Supports:
- Promotes the necessary conditions for learning which includes:
- A safe, caring, participatory, and responsive school climate and;
- The development of academic, physical, social, emotional, and behavioral competencies.
- Addresses barriers to learning and teaching such as: bullying, disengagement, absenteeism, and behavioral health issues.
A Comprehensive System of Learning Supports based on a Public Health 3-tiered Model which offers a full continuum of behavioral health programming based on local needs and includes:
- Universal programming / primary promotion and prevention (Tier I);
- Targeted early intervention / secondary prevention (Tier II) and
- Intensive Individualized supports / tertiary prevention (Tier III).
A Comprehensive System of Learning Supports is fully integrated with the Curriculum and Instruction System and the Governance/Management System, as part of the district/school improvement policy and practice. This may involve:
- Identifying risk factors within the community;
- Identifying protective factors;
- Developing home-school-community partnerships;
- Utilizing data-based decision making to determine needs and gaps in resources/services;
- Unifying all direct efforts to promote necessary conditions for learning and address factors interfering with learning and teaching;
- Allocating/reallocating resources across schools, staff and instructional improvement;
- Taking advantage of natural opportunities to promote the academic, physical, social, emotional, and behavioral development of all; and
- Assessing how well your district/school promotes conditions for learning and addresses barriers to teaching and learning as part of your school improvement planning process.
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