RtII/MTSS

PA Transition from RtII to Multi-tiered System of Support (MTSS)

MTSS is a prevention framework that organizes building-level resources to address each individual student’s academic and/or behavioral needs within intervention tiers that vary in intensity. MTSS allows for the early identification of learning and behavioral challenges and timely intervention for students who are at risk for poor learning outcomes. It also may be called a multi-level prevention system. The increasingly intense tiers (e.g., Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3), sometimes referred to as levels of prevention (i.e., primary, secondary, intensive prevention levels), represent a continuum of supports. Response to Intervention (RTI) and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) are examples of MTSS.

The benefits of MTSS:

  • Increased Expectations for ALL Students
  • Shared ownership of ALL students
  • Focus on scientifically research-based reading instruction
  • Matching of instructional approach/method to student need
  • Reduced special education referrals

Additional resources at this link - Kim's Literacy and RtII/MTSS livebinder  - Access Key: csiu 

Kim Meiss
kmeiss@csiu.org
570-523-1155 Ext. 2254