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Comprehensive System of Learning Supports

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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