West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science was Awarded 2 MiMTSS Recognition Badges

West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science was awarded two MTSS Recognition Awards

West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science has been awarded both the Data Utilization and Implementation & Impact badges for the 2022-2023 school year

The Michigan Department of Education has developed a process for identifying schools that demonstrate progress related to meeting the needs of each individual learner through a multi-tiered system of support. MTSS (Multi-Tiered System of Support)  is a framework that schools across the state participate in, and consists of research-based strategies created to improve student outcomes in both behavior and learning. We at West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science have been recognized as having strong outcomes through our systems, and have earned Tier 1 badges in both Data Utilization and Implementation & Impact.


The goal is to assess and intervene with students early-on so they can keep up with their peers. Some examples of those intervention strategies include:
-Universal screening for all students early in the school year.
-Increasing levels of targeted support for those who are struggling.
-Integrated plans that address students’ academic, behavioral, social and emotional needs.
-A schoolwide approach to student support, with teachers, counselors, psychologists, and other specialists working as a team to assess students and plan interventions.
-Professional Development so staff can provide interventions and monitor progress effectively.
-Family involvement so parents and caregivers can understand the interventions and give support at home.
-Frequent monitoring of students’ progress to help decide if they need more interventions.
-The use of evidence-based strategies at every tier of support.

As we move forward into the 2023-24 school year, we wanted to thank every member of our community for supporting their students. We will be looking for that same dedication and support in the new school year, so keep up to date with us on our social media, and check our website for updates!

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