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Tuesday, October 1, 2019 10:05 AM

Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTTS) - In the areas of academics and social emotional learning, MTSS relies on multiple tiers of instruction that work together as a safety net to prevent school failure. The critical features of this school-wide framework include:
                                  
Assessments: A system of assessments to screen, monitor the progress of and provide summative data about students.
 
High-quality, evidence-based instruction for students that may happen at multiple levels.
 
Tier 1 or Core instruction: All students receive core instruction as part of the general curriculum. It must be standards based, of high quality and delivered with fidelity to increase the likelihood that the majority of students in a class are making progress and can become proficient in grade-level standards by the end of the school year.
 
Tier 2 or supplemental interventions: A second level of supports for students who are not on track to be proficient.
 
Data-based decision making: School leaders and teachers use data obtained through the MTSS framework process to improve organizational supports and instruction and to make decisions about students at risk of not meeting grade-level expectations.