The Science of Reading, Science of Math, MTSS, and Equity

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 3,9

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. understand current evidence on the core ingredients of SoR, SoM, and MTSS: early identification of risk via universal screening, prevention via improved core instruction, rapid and agile delivery of appropriately designed intensive intervention where it is needed, embedded progress monitoring and program evaluation, and implementation science-guided supports.
  2. understand specific tactics, tools, and actions to refine their practices to better align with science and ways to cultivate buy-in among implementation partners to adjust instruction to better align with science (VanDerHeyden, 2018).
  3. understand how to focus on implementation via implementation science and a committed focus on identifying and chipping away at systemic barriers that compete with and prevent the delivery of effective instruction to all learners, especially minoritized learners (Dupart et al., in press).


If you have wondered what the Science of Reading (SoR) is about and how it can connect to your work in schools, this session is for you. Leaders will unpack the framework of SoR, connect it to the Science of Math and already existing MTSS frameworks so attendees understand the movements as overlapping, mutually supportive frameworks, the goal of which is to improve the delivery of effective instruction to all learners, including minoritized learners.



Amanda M. VanDerHeyden, President, Education Research & Consulting. Founder, Spring Math
Jan Hasbrouck, PhD, JH Educational Services


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