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Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports (MTSS)

Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)

Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) is an integrated framework which addresses academic as well as social-emotional/behavioral development of children from early childhood to graduation.
  • Response to Intervention (RtI) and Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) are integral parts of MTSS – but MTSS is more cohesive and comprehensive in the goal of meeting the needs of all learners. Hurst (2014)
  • MTSS integrates assessment and intervention within a multi-level prevention system to maximize student achievement and reduce behavior problems.

Integrated MTSS Fidelity Rubric

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The Integrated Multi-Tiered Systems of Support Fidelity Rubric (IMFR) is a tool created to assess an elementary school’s implementation of Integrated Multi-tiered Systems of Support (I-MTSS). I-MTSS is a model where academic and social, emotional, and behavioral (SEB) supports are strategically combined to improve students' academic (e.g., reading and/or math) and SEB outcomes.
The tool was developed by researchers at AIR and the University of Missouri (MU) as a part of a five-year study funded by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES). Investigators included Dr. Allison Gandhi (AIR, principal investigator), Dr. Erica Lembke (MU, co-principal investigator) and Dr. Chris Riley-Tillman (MU, co-principal investigator). Jennifer Pierce (AIR) served as project director and Heather Smith (MU) served as project coordinator. 

Early Warning Intervention Monitoring System (EWIMS)

What is an Early Warning Intervention and Monitoring System (EWIMS)? 
Ohio's Early Warning Intervention and Monitoring System Guide is defined as an evidence-based process for identifying and monitoring students who are at risk of dropping out of school. 

Why do we have Early Warning Systems? 
We are committed to reducing the number of students who drop out of school each year to improve graduation and post-school outcomes for ALL students. 

EWIMS Resources
SST8 has compiled a list of resources in order to help your school create and implement EWIMS.