In this post, we spotlight the Minnesota Reading Corps – the largest AmeriCorps program in the country. Authored by Minnesota Reading Corps’ Pre-K program developer, trainer and master coach, Kate Horst, this is the story of how the Minnesota Reading Corps established a framework of supports for producing strong literacy gains among emerging readers.
To ensure young children are reaching important achievement standards and school readiness goals, the Kansas Preschool Programs (KPP) are integrating structures necessary for implementing a Multi-tiered System of Supports (MTSS).
The Kansas MTSS framework is based on a systematic, evidence-based approach to curriculum, instruction, and assessment practices for influencing positive educational outcomes. Working within this framework, the Kansas Inservice Training System (KITS), a program of the Kansas University Life Span Institute at Parsons, initiated training to reinforce assessment, planning, and intentional instruction by the KPP.