Multi-tiered System of Supports (MTSS)
What is MTSS?
Multi-Tiered Systems of Support is a framework that helps LPS educators to provide a comprehensive approach to promote consistent school-wide practices that ensure that all students' academic and social emotional needs are met. The MTSS framework takes a proactive and positive approach by providing interventions to help to promote academic, social emotional, and behavior skills. LPS' MTSS process is structured to identify and provide strategic interventions to students who struggle with learning or behavior as well as supplemental interventions to students who excel beyond their current grade level.
ALL LPS students receive core universal interventions/strategies in instruction, assessment, executive functioning andsocial- emotional content.
Students in need of small group strategic or supplemental instruction designed to enhance and support universal instruction. Teachers progress monitor frequently using multiple data points.
Individualized instruction to specifically meet the individual needs of students extending beyond universal, strategic or supplemental levels of support. Teachers progress monitor frequently using multiple data points.
How do we monitor progress?
The purpose of monitoring progress at LPS is to determine the effectiveness of an intervention plan on student learning and/or behaviors. Students receiving Tier II & Tier III interventions, data is collected to monitor progress. When data shows students are progressing, interventions are maintained until students meet identified goals. When data show students are not progressing, a change in intervention is necessary.