The presentation doesn't address the community's primary concern: Is advanced learning a fiction?
The staff appears to be promoting MTSS as a delivery model for Advanced learning services. That's tough because MTSS remains an unfulfilled promise and advanced learning outside of HCC is, for the most part, already a basket of unfulfilled promises. At every stage of this presentation, the Board should be asking:
- What evidence is there of advanced learning services delivered through MTSS?
- Who is developing the advanced lessons?
- What is the curriculum and how is it suited for advanced learners?
- Who is checking to confirm its presence?
- What actions are taken if it is absent?
- What recourse do families have if the services are not provided?
- Where are the policies or procedures that provide accountability?
- Who enforces those policies?
- How reliable is this as a delivery model?
The answers, I fear, are that there is no evidence of advanced learning services delivered through MTSS, no one is developing the lessons, there is no curriculum only grade skipping sometimes, no one is checking to confirm its presence, no action is taken if it is absent, families have no recourse if their child is denied services, there are no policies or procedures that address MTSS as a delivery model for advanced learning, there is no enforcement, and MTSS is completely unreliable as a delivery model for advanced learning services.