MTSS Framework and Process

The purpose of MTSS is to problem-solve and share interventions to assist students who are having academic, social, and emotional challenges. Assessment and intervention strategies are administered by the classroom teacher and support staff. The MTSS Team may consist of an administrator, the mental health team, the parents, and the general education teacher.

Response to Intervention (RTI) is the practice of providing high-quality instruction or intervention matched to student needs and using learning rate over time and level of performance to make important educational decisions.

6 step MTSS process at TBE

  • Step 1: Conduct universal screenings. three times yearly (fall, winter, and spring benchmarks). Click on the 2015/2016 Balanced Assessment Schedule
  • Step 2: (Sign up, Paperwork prior to meeting and information resources)

What happens at the meeting?

  • Step 3: Establish SMART goals
    R-Relevant (based on most urgent need)
    T-Time Oriented
  • Step 4: Select scientific, evidence-based intervention
  • Step 5: Progress monitor (two times weekly for supplemental; one time weekly for intensive). Graph progress for visual display of data. Statistically it is best practice to collect at least nine data points to make an instructionally valid decision on the student’s response to interventions. Some models of MTSS suggest at least 20 data points.)                                                                                                          MTSS Data and Progress Monitoring Tools and Web Links                                                                                                                                                                  DIBELS                                                                                                                       Progress Monitoring Tools                                                                                 Intervention Central
  • Step 6: Monitor and evaluate results (ongoing)

Additional Information And Resources

Cut Scores for MAP Math when providing Tier 2 and Tier 3 Math Interventions...