MTSS: Let's start with why.
By Jillyne Raymond
WHY, oh why?
Some may prefer to ask why, oh why, won’t RtI or MTSS (or whatever new acronym comes next ) go away? Instead, let’s start with the why behind this systematic work. We need to understand why we are doing something. The why is at the core.
WHY implement a MTSS?
1. All students deserve to achieve in order to become the very best they can.
2. We need to give our students the help they need, when they need it.
3. Problem solving takes a team and it’s not easy; the system needs to support these efforts.
WHAT is MTSS?
MTSS stands for a Multi-Tiered System of Support, which provides a continuum of effective supports aligned to all students’ needs for achieving high expectations. Achievement is key. Tiered interventions can help us go beyond a year’s worth of growth.
excerpt from The Progress (GCED newsletter), October 27, 2015
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