What is MTSS?
A Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) is a term used to describe an evidence-based model of schooling that uses data-based problem-solving to integrate academic, communication, and behavioral instruction and intervention. In LPS, many educators referred to this in the past as RTI.
- National research-based practice used by NDE
- MTSS supports all 3 tiers
- Decisions are based on data
- Encompasses both academic and behavior evidenced-based practices
- Provides a systemic process for teachers and teams to support students
- Implemented within the general education classroom or specialized settings
- Integrates SAP, PBIS, CITW2, Explicit Instruction (Archer), & Data Teams
- Multiple ways to meet individual student needs across tiers
- Proactive way to address student needs
Purpose of MTSS
- Supports students who are struggling academically and socially/emotionally
- Supports staff to differentiate interventions based on individual need
- Builds consistency and common practices/language across the district
- Used to potentially identify students for special education (according to Rule 51)
- Not every student who receives MTSS support is on the special education ‘track’
- Intended to be an intervention process to prevent special education verification
LPS MTSS Vision Statement
Lincoln Public Schools provides a PK-12 district-wide, general education process that systematically identifies individual student needs, provides research-informed interventions, and monitors student progress through data driven systems. This problem-solving approach addresses academic, behavioral, communication, and social needs increasing the likelihood students will meet grade level district expectations.