MTSS is a framework that schools use to provide targeted support to struggling students. It focuses on the “whole child.” MTSS supports academic growth and achievement, but it also supports many other areas. This includes behavior, social and emotional needs, and absenteeism.
The multi-tiered supports are a huge part of MTSS. These tiers of support increase in intensity from one level to the next. For example, some kids receiving small-group interventions may need to “move up” to one-on-one help.
The MTSS model can help general education students receive interventions sooner. It can also help identify sooner which students need special education. A problem solving team is at each school to assist in determining the level of intervention each student needs.
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