MULTI-TIERED SYSTEM OF SUPPORT (MTSS)
What is MTSS? an overview
A Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) is a framework of instructional design aimed to support all students in making progress toward and exceeding mastery of grade-level content standards.
In an MTSS framework, instructional supports are differentiated by levels to accelerate growth both for students who lag behind their peers, as well as those who exceed grade-level expectations. A school-wide, multi-level instructional system for preventing school failure includes screening, progress monitoring, and data-based decision making for instruction and movement within the multi-level system. (MN Department of Education, 2015)
What does that really mean? It means that we are building a system that ensures students receive the help they need when they need it: one system of multiple supports – in academics and behavior.
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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
Contact Jillynne Raymond,
Assistant Director of System Development at firstname.lastname@example.org
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