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Multi-Tiered Systems of Support

MTSS logoMulti-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) is an instructional framework and educational process that includes universal screening of all students, multiple tiers of instruction, support services, and an integrated data collection and assessment system to inform decisions at each tier of instruction. This framework is used to enhance all MISD student’s academic, social and behavioral needs.

Three Layers of Support

Tier 1
Tier 1 represents a universal approach to ensure all students experience a safe, supportive environment and receive high-quality core academic instruction and prevention-focused systems that promote positive behavior. This universal intervention is preventative and proactive and is for all students.

Tier 2
Tier 2 provides targeted, evidence based academic and behavioral support to students for whom Tier 1 support is insufficient. This secondary intervention is a high efficiency rapid response that includes classroom-based interventions or small-group interventions facilitated by a qualified professional. This tier is for some students.

Tier 3
Tier 3 provides a highly intensive and individualized academic and behavioral support to students for whom Tier 1 and Tier 2 support is insufficient. This tertiary intervention uses evidence-based supports layered on and aligned with the two previous tiers. This high intensity, assessment-based tier is for individual students.

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Get In Touch

Julie Wachsmann, Coordinator of MTSS
Address | 1016 Magnolia Street, Mansfield, TX 76063
Phone | 817-299-5880