Multi-Tiered System of Supports (Academic)
Pennsylvania’s Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) is a standards-aligned, comprehensive school improvement FRAMEWORK for enhancing academic, behavioral and social-emotional outcomes for ALL students. Response to Intervention (RTI) refers to the methodology that is used to determine how slow is slow (rate of growth) and how low is low (student’s level of performance), as an alternative to ability-achievement discrepancy within the Specific Learning Disability (SLD) Determination process.
Cross-disciplinary teams represented at the district, school, grade and individual levels use a problem-solving process to integrate evidence-based academic, behavioral and social-emotional practices matched to student needs and with fidelity of implementation. A continuum of supports and services exists at all Tiers and is undergirded by high-quality professional learning, cultural responsivity, partnership and meaningful involvement with families, and dynamic decision-making that rests on the use of reliable and valid data sources. Sustainability (transformational change) is the ultimate implementation goal of a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) and is very much contingent upon Leadership, Organization and Competency.
For more information about MTSS within the Commonwealth’s Approved ESSA Plan, please visit http://www.education.pa.gov/K-12/ESSA/Pages/Consolidated-State-Plan.aspx and each of PaTTAN’s Initiatives including Literacy, Mathematics, STEM, SSIP and Behavior for a continuum of high-quality, evidence-based training and technical assistance resources for adoption within tiered systems.
MTSS TOOLS & RESOURCES
MTSS: NEEDS ASSESSMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION TOOL
THE HEXAGON TOOL: EXPLORING CONTEXT
RTI ACTION NETWORK: K-5 RESOURCES
RTI ACTION NETWORK: MIDDLE SCHOOL TOOLS AND RESOURCES
RTI ACTION NETWORK: HIGH SCHOOL RESOURCES
NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCHOOL ENGAGEMENT
NATIONAL SCHOOL CLIMATE CENTER
NATIONAL DROP-OUT PREVENTION CENTER
CONSORTIUM ON REACHING EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION
MTSS OVERVIEW QUICK PICKS
MTSS: Sustainable School Improvement Practices and Outcomes
Standards-Relevant Instruction & Multi-Tiered Systems of Support(MTSS) or Response to Intervention (RTI)
MTSS and RTI are often used Interchangeably, What is it that Separates Them?
Sustaining Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS): A Focus on the Implementation Science
Why is it Important to Ensure that Students with Disabilities are Part of a Multi-Tiered Framework?
MTSS: Embedding Equitable Practices Within Tiered Systems
Why is it Important to Ensure that Instruction and Interventions are Culturally Responsive?
Response to Intervention and School-Wide Positive Behavioral Support
What can Special Educators do to Support Students with the Greatest Needs both Academically and Behaviorally in the General Education Classroom?