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Webinar On-Demand

Problems of Practice: Flipping the Inverted Pyramid

Tackling problems with solutions based on expert opinion and evidence and research-backed insights
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Previously Recorded May 2023

We want our multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) to resemble pyramids–with an appropriately small number of students targeted for intensive tier 2 and 3 interventions at the top. But many schools experience the “inverted pyramid” or “upside down triangle” problem, where an unmanageably large number of students are targeted for tier 2 and 3 intervention and support, causing strain on capacity and resources. In this webinar, we unpacked four solutions that tackle this common problem.

This Problems of Practice webinar took a deep-dive into the “inverted pyramid problem” and shared expert-led insights on how to lead interventions more sustainably. Watch the recording to:

  • Diagnose the “inverted pyramid” problem and implications on our capacity, examining the research and reasons behind why, how, and when this problem tends to occur.
  • Analyze four solutions to the problem, including their pros and cons, case studies, and implications for practice and implementation at the school and district level.
  • Share relevant toolkits and other resources, such as those on tier 2 and 3 interventions, progress monitoring, and strategies from the Playbook interventions library. 


The Problems of Practice webinar series tackles your school and district problems. We diagnose and analyze solutions based on case studies, expert opinion, and evidence and research-backed insights.

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