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Multi-Tiered Systems of Support

  • Welcome to the MTSS page! You will find information regarding:

    • Our school's MTSS process
    • What occurs at each tier of the MTSS process
    • Resources 

MTSS Interventions

MTSS Process

  • The Multi-Tiered Systems of Support, or MTSS, is made up of three tiers. MTSS is generally seen as a triangle, where Tier 1 encompasses the base of the triangle, Tier 2 the middle of the triangle, and Tier 3 the top of the triangle. Our Multi-Tiered System of Supports is the process we use to help ALL students needing interventions in the areas of academics and behavior, while in the gen ed classroom.  Students are provided up to three levels of interventions, working through Tiers 1, 2, and 3 on an area of concern being intensified, in hopes of showing more positive growth trends, and improvement in that area while closing the achievement gap.

    Tier 1 (base of the triangle, where 85-90% of ALL students' needs are met)
    Tier 1 encompasses all students in a teacher's classroom. At Tier 1, students receive the regular classroom curriculum and some small group support from the classroom teacher. The Tier 1 small group support might look like the teacher center during reading centers. If students are facing difficulty despite his/her classroom teacher's support, that child may be moved to Tier 2. 

    Tier 2 (middle of the triangle, where 10-5% of students need instruction or intervention in order for their needs to be met)
    At Tier 2, an MTSS team member and your child's classroom teacher work together to develop an intervention plan to target your child's area of need. This intervention plan is developed through collected data and progress throughout the intervention is tracked through data as well. A Tier 2 intervention can be delivered in a variety of methods, which can include: in-class teacher intervention or pull-out small group intervention. The purpose of the Tier 2 intervention is to target a student's specific area of need in order to help that child be successful in the classroom. If a student continues to regress or stagnate in progress, that student is then moved to Tier 3.

    Tier 3 (top of the triangle, where 3-5% of students needs intensive intervention in order for their needs to be met)
    At Tier 3, students receive a more intensive intervention that is generally delivered through a pull-out model. Students in Tier 3 are generally seen in a very small group (1-3 students) 2-4 times a week. Similar to Tier 2, the purpose of a Tier 3 intervention is to specifically target a student's area of weakness. Data is tracked as the intervention progresses. 


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