MTSS (Multi-Tiered System of Supports)

Central Elementary has adopted Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS). What is it and why are we using it?

Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)

  • a system of prevention, early intervention, and tiered support
  • ensures all students, including both struggling and advanced learners, are achieving to high academic and behavioral standards
  • individual student progress is monitored and results are used to make decisions about further instruction and intervention

Why an integrated behavior and academic support model?

  • Both are critical for school success
  • Share critical features of quality classroom instructional strategies, universal screening, progress monitoring, and data-based decision making
  • Both utilize a tiered prevention model
  • Both incorporate a team approach at school level, grade level, and individual level
  • Models of integrated behavior and reading supports produce larger gains in literacy skills than the reading-only model
  • (Stewart, Benner, Martella, and Marchand-Martella, 2007)

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