WHAT IS SUMS?
Simply, SUMS stands for Scale-Up MTSS. In April 2016, Orange County Department of Education, in partnership with Butte County Office of Education and SWIFT Education Center, was awarded a large grant to implement MTSS statewide. This effort, California Scale-Up MTSS Statewide (SUMS) provides a process for Local Education Agencies (LEA) to assess their strengths, coordinate supports to their Local Control Accountability Plans (LCAP), and align their MTSS efforts with the eight state priorities.
SUMS Intro Video from Orange County Dept. of Education on Vimeo.
WHAT IS MTSS?
California's Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) is an integrated, comprehensive framework that aligns academic, behavioral, and social-emotional learning in a fully integrated system of support for the benefit of all students. MTSS offers the potential to create needed systematic change through intentional design and redesign of services and supports to quickly identify and match to the needs of all students.
The Orange County Department of Education explains Multi-Tiered System of Supports, or MTSS from Orange County Dept. of Education on Vimeo.