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.
To create and strengthen systematic processes that ensure every child receives the additional time and support needed to learn at high levels.
Guaranteeing the social, emotional, and academic success of every child to create a better world.
Key Components of MTSS
Universal screening of all students three times a year to identify students who may be at risk 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.
Tiers of Support
Under the umbrella of MTSS, there are three tiers under which a student may receive support. The framework of a multi-tiered approach provides for efficient and effective allocation of resources. When appropriately used, the tiers support each learner to experience success by meeting their unique needs.