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Idaho Parents Unlimited supports, empowers, educates and advocates to enhance the quality of life for Idahoans with disabilities and their families

Understanding MTSS

Identifying struggling learners in any grade is the first step to helping them gain the academic skills that lead to high school graduation with a regular diploma. There is tremendous momentum nationwide to develop systematic p Pre-K-12 early intervention models for both behavior and academics that target those students most at risk. Multi-Tier Systems of Supports (MTSS) programs are referred to globally as Response to Intervention (RTI); however, states and districts may have given them a local name (e.g. Response to Instruction, Problem Solving Model, Student Success Team, or others). More than 40 states have adopted their version of MTSS, and students—including students with learning disabilities (LD)—are benefiting from the early intervention and learning support these locally developed programs provide. Learn more

Benefits of MTSS 

  • MTSS provides specific types of support for teachers (professional development, technical assistance, instructional coaching)
  • MTSS outlines clearly define roles, responsibilities, and accountability for teachers, building leaders, and district personnel
  • MTSS provides a coherent system for continuous improvement
  • MTSS ensures that a common understanding/language exists when discussing implementation and expected outcomes
  • MTSS allows district policies to remove barriers to effective implementation 
  • Most importantly, ALL students should benefit when the model is implemented with fidelity!