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and Summit Counties


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.
Essential Components of MTSS
  • Screening Tools
  • Universal Screening
  • Data Points to Verify Risk
Progress Monitoring (PM):
  • PM Tools
  • PM Process
Data-Based Decision Making (DBDM):
  • DBDM Process
  • DBDM Data System
  • Responsiveness to Tiers II/III levels of intervention
Multi-level Instruction (See triangle)
  • Tier I:
    • Core Curriculum:
    • Research-Based Curriculum Materials
    • Articulation of Teaching and Learning
    • Differentiated Instruction
    • Standards-Based
    • Curriculum has Stretch for those Exceeding Benchmark
  • Tier II:
    • Evidence-Based Intervention
    • Complements Core Instruction
    • Well-trained staff – fidelity
    • In addition to Tier I
  • Tier III:
    • Data-Based Interventions based on Student Need
    • Well-trained staff
    • Relationship to Tier I
Infrastructure and Support Mechanisms:
  • Prevention Focus
  • Leadership
  • School-Based PD
  • Schedules
  • Resources
  • Cultural/linguistic response
  • Comm. With/involvement of families
  • Teams (Tier I &II/III)
  • Fidelity
  • Evaluation

For more information, please contact

Tracy Mail
Mail, Tracy
Educational Consultant
Office: 330-929-6634 x 511265