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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A timely, valid, and reliable assessment framework is a critical element of MTSS (Torgesen, 2006). An assessment framework is used to collect information to make educational decisions (Burns & Gibbons, 2008). Within an assessment framework, there are four main objectives:
Effective core instructions is characterized by six key elements.
Under Construction as we continue to work at improving our problem solving. Each member district is building their continuum of supports in academics and behaviors. This continuum includes districts' core instruction and interventions targeted for specific needs based on data and increasing with intensity as needed.
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Assistant Director of System Development at firstname.lastname@example.org
Support for EducatorsNote: The school psych cohort, representing all districts, have established this process.
Schoolwide Problem Solving