Multi-Tiered Systems of Support
Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) is a framework of ongoing systems and procedures used to create prevention, enrichment, and intervention opportunities for the whole child. MTSS utilizes high-quality evidence-based instruction and assessment practices to ensure that every student receives the appropriate level of support to be successful.
Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) framework can be used to meet ALL students' academic, behavior, and social-emotional needs.
The Whole Child
Key Components of MTSS
Screening (NWEA-MAP) of all students three times a year to identify students who
may be at risk for poor outcomes and those needing additional support.
A multi-level prevention system that includes a continuum of integrated
academic, social-emotional, and behavioral instructional and intervention supports.
Progress Monitoring using valid and reliable tools and processes to assess performance and
quantify responsiveness to interventions and evaluate the effectiveness of instruction and interventions.
Data-based decision making includes data analysis and problem-solving through teaming
to make informed decisions around identification, implementation, and interventions.
In the world of MTSS, there are three tiers under which a student may fall.
The framework of a multi-tiered approach provides for efficient and effective
allocation of resources. When appropriately used, the tiers support each
learnerto experience success by meeting their unique needs.
Tier 1: The Whole Class - ALL Students
Tier 1 offers effective core instruction, support, and strategies. All students are screened to identify areas of academic, behavior, and/or social-emotional need.
Tier 2: Targeted Small-group Interventions
Tier 2 is comprised of students needing targeted, supplemental supports.
Tier 3: Intensive Interventions "Remediation"
Students who fall within this tier will need a more individualized approach to solving academic, behavioral, and/or social-emotional challenges.