Multi-Tiered System Of Support (MTSS)


MTSS – What Is It? 
Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) is defined as a prevention-based framework of team-driven data-based problem solving for improving the outcomes of every student through family, school, and community partnering and a layered continuum of evidence-based practices applied at the classroom, school, district, region, and state level.  Put another way, MTSS is a systemic, continuous-improvement framework in which data-based problem solving and decision-making is practiced across all levels of the educational system for supporting students. The framework of MTSS is a “way of doing business,” which utilizes high-quality evidence-based instruction, intervention, and assessment practices to ensure that every student receives the appropriate level of support to be successful. 

Why MTSS? 
To ensure successful educational outcomes for all students FAPS will implement a multi-tiered system of support using data based problem-solving approach to meet the integrated academic, behavioral and social-emotional instruction/intervention supports matched to needs of students.  Addressing these needs of the whole child provides the greatest opportunity for our students to learn, grow and achieve.  It is a FAPS commitment to a universal standard of care (USC) to promote success for ALL students.  

Academics and/or Behavior

Multi-Tiered System Of Support (MTSS)

Universal Standard of Care (USC)

  • Focus on building/maintaining relationships

  • Relevant/Quality instruction aligned with the State of MI Standards

  • Safe/Secure Learning Environment

  • Clear Expectations

  • Maintain a “growth mindset”

  • Support systems/tiered interventions to meet the needs of the whole child

Essential Elements of MTSS Approach

  • Providing scientific, evidence-based instruction and interventions in general education

  • Monitoring and measuring student progress in response to the instruction and interventions

  • Using these measures of student progress to guide instruction and make educational decisions

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