What is MTSS, formerly known as RtI?

MTSS is a term used to describe an evidence-­‐based model of schooling that uses data­‐based problem solving to integrate academic and behavioral instruction and intervention. The integrated instruction and intervention is provided to students at varying levels of intensity based on student need. The goal is to prevent problems and intervene early so that students can be successful.Below are the three Tiers in the process:

Tier I refers to the high quality instruction that is provided to all students in the general education classroom. Tier II refers to the interventions that are provided to small groups of students who need more support than they are receiving in Tier I. Tier III refers to the interventions that are provided to individual students.

MTSS is an ongoing progress of: Defining (What's the Problem?), Analyzing (Why is it occurring?), Implementing (What are we going to do about it?), and Evaluating (Is it working?)