Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)

  • Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) / Academic Support In order to provide the most effective education for ALL children, we believe we must start by providing effective instruction for EACH child. To meet this goal, the District adopted a three-tier approach to instruction. This process, known as Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS), started when federal law established these practices as a way to identify and provide early intervention to struggling students. Each tier provides additional support beyond the core curriculum. Students needing additional support academically and/or behaviorally will be monitored frequently to ensure students meet grade-level expectations.

    • Tier I: The classroom teacher differentiates instructional strategies and/or materials to help each child become successful, and monitors progress continually through formative assessment. This might include differentiated work assignments, special seating, conferring, etc.
    • Tier II: School Intervention Team develops individual academic support and reviews progress for approximately 9-12 weeks. This might include additional time with specified staff, 18 tutorials, Saturday School, and/or before-/afterschool support.
    • Tier III: Involves more frequent and additional help.

    District 2 employs reading, math, ESL and special education staff to further support student learning.