• Key elements of Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS)

    MTSS isn’t a specific curriculum. It’s a proactive approach that has key elements:

    • Universal screening for all students early in each school year
    • Increasing levels of targeted support for those who are struggling
    • Integrated plans that address students’ academic, behavioral, social, and emotional needs
    • A schoolwide approach to student support, with teachers, counselors, psychologists, and other specialists working as a team to assess students and plan interventions.
    • Professional development so staff can provide interventions and monitor progress effectively
    • Family involvement so parents and caregivers can understand the interventions and give support at home
    • Frequent monitoring of students’ progress to help decide if they need more interventions
    • The use of evidence-based strategies at every tier of support