Multi-Tiered Systems of Support

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    A Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS), formerly referred to as Response to Intervention, is a systematic multi-tiered model. MTSS encompasses support in the areas of academics, behavior, and social emotional needs and takes on a "whole child" approach. MTSS establishes a process to identify students in need of support, provide intervention, and progress monitor. MTSS is not a special program. It is a support in place for all students.


    MTSS is based on the following components:

    • Provision of high quality standards based instruction for ALL students
    • Use of data to identify students in need of intervention and enrichment
    • Provision of targeted, evidence based intervention
    • Progress monitoring and ongoing data collection and analysis
    • Focus on the whole child (academics, behavior, social emotional)
    • Collaborative approach to support our students 
    • Prevention-Enrichment-Intervention


    Campus MTSS teams meet to discuss student data, create intervention plans, create goals for students, and to review student progress. When a student begins receiving intervention, parents will be notified with a Notice of Intervention Letter.

    This letter outlines:

    • reason for the need of intervention
    • type of intervention the student will receive
    • duration of intervention
    • when the parent will receive progress monitoring information


    MTSS is also an integral piece of Child Find. You can find more information on Child Find HERE

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