Multi-Tiered System of Supports
Our school has a team called the Multi-Tiered System of Supports Team (MTSS). This team consists of a group of professionals who help implement interventions so as to increase the success of students. Teachers and/or parents usually refer students to MTSS because of academic, behavioral or social difficulties. Members of MTSS work together to problem solve and develop intervention plans to help your child. To accomplish these goals, the team may conduct classroom observations, review student records, conduct screenings and consult with school specialists. Please review the below information to learn more about RtI:
What is Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)?
MTSS is a multi-tier approach to the early identification and support of students with learning and behavior needs. The MTSS process begins with high-quality instruction and universal screening of all children in the general education classroom.
What is the Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) Team?
The team is a group of professionals who work together to help teachers provide the best possible program for struggling students
Why is a student referred?
Students are typically referred to the intervention team due to academic and/or behavioral difficulties.
What happens when a student is referred? Parents are informed and are asked to complete information on their student. Parents will be invited to attend a group meeting with the MTSS team. Additional information is gathered. The team then begins to gather information through observations, interviews, classroom assessments and/or record reviews. If additional screening is needed, consent would be requested of the parent. Members of the team use the information gathered to develop an intervention plan for the student. Depending on your student's needs, plans can address both behavior and academic concerns. This plan includes a description of the proposed strategies to increase your student's rate of learning and types of data to be gathered in order to monitor progress or response to the implemented interventions. The plan is evaluated. Often the plan is sufficient to help the student to be more successful.
If you are interested in additional information, please contact the counselor and/or an administrator to assist you in the referral process.