card header iconWhat is MTSS?

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 and behavioral instruction and intervention. The MTSS model is based on previous work done in the areas of Response to Intervention (RtI) and Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS).
3 Tiers including Academic and Behavioral Systems of Support
Student Success includes Data-Based Decision Making, Tiers of Support, Professional Development and Problem Solving Processes

card header iconHow does it work?

The term and concept of MTSS developed as a means of combining and clarifying these similar problem-solving processes into a comprehensive model that addresses the needs of all children. In the WUSD MTSS model, RtI and social emotional support structures are brought together into one cohesive framework in which both schoolwide and student-focused instruction and intervention are developed using a 4-step problem-solving process.

1. Problem Identification:

What is the problem to be addressed? What is an observable, measurable goal that represents meaningful improvement?

2. Problem Analysis:

Why is the problem taking place? What is the underlying cause of the problem?

3. Plan Development:

What intervention will address the problem? How will the intervention be implemented? How will student progress be monitored? How will we know if the intervention is working or not working?

4. Plan Evaluation:

Is the plan working? What changes (if any) are necessary to achieve our goals?

If you have any questions or would like to receive more information regarding the MTSS program in WUSD, please contact Nicole Latimer, Program Specialist in Educational Services. 
(916) 375-7600 ext. 1312