Partnering to support each student's learning needs.
DISTRICT 73.5 MTSS DEFINITION:
Also known as Response to Intervention/Instruction (RtI)
Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) emphasizes the principle that all students can learn when:
MULTI-TIERED SYSTEM OF SUPPORTS
Students' academic and behavioral needs are met through a multi-tiered system of support. All student receive core (Tier 1) instruction. When a student needs additional support, they receive supplemental interventions that increase in intensity to match a student's needs. At times, students require enrichment to support their learning; this is also supplemental to core instruction.
PROBLEM SOLVING PROCESS
Skokie School District 73.5 uses a problem solving process that assesses students’ academic and behavioral skills and matches instruction to these skills to improve student outcomes. In District 73.5, problem solving is defined as a process that includes a clear definition of the problem, a systematic analysis of why the problem is occurring, an explicit intervention plan, and progress monitoring to determine the effectiveness of efforts to improve student performance.
Problem solving occurs at three teaming levels within the school system: school wide problem solving, grade level problem solving, and individual problem solving.
ESSENTIAL COMPONENTS OF A MTSS:
MTSS supports the goal of Continuous School Improvement. MTSS always contains these essential components:
BRIEF HISTORICAL BACKGROUND: