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Bringing the Science of Reading to Light Using MTSS: One School's Story

Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) offers the framework for implementing the science of reading. Improving reading outcomes for all students requires building leaders who create the right conditions for learning, including designing systems for data-based decision-making, assessment, scheduling, and grouping. 

We hope you’ll join this interesting presentation when our experts share how and why reading outcomes improved in a high-needs elementary school through the alignment of instructional systems and student data. There is so much to be learned from this school’s success, and these presenters will walk you through the details. 

Attendees will learn:

  1. About the MTSS framework and implementing the science of reading
  2. How to use assessment data for systems change and student improvement
  3. The role of building leaders in creating the systems, structures, and processes for designing MTSS to improve reading outcomes for all students
  4. The challenges and successes of the school’s principal as she helped transform reading for elementary students 


Dr. Stephanie Stollar
Dr. Stephanie Stollar
Founder of Stephanie Stollar Consulting L.L.C.
and creator of The Reading Science Academy
Dr. Stephanie Stollar is the former vice president for professional learning at Acadience® Learning Inc. She is an adjunct professor in the online reading science program at Mount St. Joseph University, and a founding member of a national alliance for supporting reading science in higher education. Dr. Stollar has worked as an educational consultant, a school psychologist, and an assistant professor in the school psychology program at the University of South Florida, and has provided professional development for teachers for the past 25 years. Dr. Stollar is a co-author of Acadience® Reading K–6Acadience® Reading Survey, and Acadience® Reading Diagnostic. She has conducted research in the areas of assessment, early intervention, and collaborative problem solving. As a member of the board for the Innovations in Education Consortium, she collaboratively plans the annual MTSS Innovations in Education Conference. 
Learn more about Dr. Stephanie Stollar
Sharon Dunn M.Ed.
Sharon Dunn M.Ed.
MTSS Leadership Consultant
Sharon Dunn is a former principal of a high-poverty elementary school. During her tenure as principal, her instructional expertise substantially improved reading outcomes, evidenced by improved ELA CAASPP results. Her leadership expertise and school data were highlighted in the DIBELS® (Acadience) Newsletter nationwide and the 95 Percent Group Overview Guide. She presented her school’s literacy improvement at the California Department of Education Title 1 Conference, the Association of California School Administrators Mid-State Conference, and the National ESEA Conference—2021 and 2022. Most recently, she and Dr. Stollar co-presented on MTSS at The Reading League Conference, NY. She is co-creator of the Facebook social learning group: Science of Reading for Administrators—What Teachers Want You to Know! She supports schools and districts with educational leadership for improved reading outcomes as a MTSS leadership consultant.
Learn more about Sharon Dunn M.Ed.


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