What is MTSS?

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    MTSS Critical Features

    • A comprehensive tiered model of support to address the full range of students’ academic and behavioral needs
    • Academic and behavioral performance data through progress monitoring utilized to inform and guide instructional decisions
    • Use of a team problem-solving model for planning and decision-making

    Tier 1: Universal Core Instruction

    • Provided for all students
    • Instructional practices are evidence-based 
    • Instruction is differentiated to meet all student needs


    Tier 2: Targeted Small Group Interventions

    • Small group interventions are provided in addition to core instruction 
    • Interventions are evidence-based programs and/or practices
    • Frequent progress monitoring to ensure student is responding and the intervention is effective 

    Tier 3: Intensive, Individual Interventions

    • Intervention support is provided with higher frequency and/or intensity one on one or with a very small group
    • Higher level intervention provided in addition to core instruction 
    • Intervention tailored specifically to meet the needs of each student