Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) is a school wide prevention framework that integrates assessment and intervention to maximize student academic achievement and pro-social behavior.
It is a philosophy that considers all learners and ensures that all students are getting the instruction needed and meeting maximum potential.
Our goal is to conduct universal screening assessments with all students in all grades. They are typically brief assessments which are followed by additional testing or short-term progress monitoring to corroborate students' risk status. The purpose of screening is to identify or predict students who may be at risk for falling below grade level benchmarks.
There are 3 tiers of intervention in the MTSS model. Every child at OLGC is in at least one of them. Research based instruction and progress monitoring are provided at each level.

Tier 1 intervention generally occurs in the classroom when teachers provide differentiated instruction to every child. 80% of our students will make adequate progress with this core instruction.

Tier 2 exists to provide intervention to those students who are not making adequate progress during Tier 1 instruction. This intervention is provided in groups of 2 to 5 students two or three times per week in the support room for 20 – 30 minutes per day.

When students have received tier 1 and tier 2 instruction and are still not making gains, MTSS calls for an individualized, intense level of instruction in Tier 3. Generally, no more than 5% of our students will need this type of intervention. Diagnostic assessments are also given in an attempt to pinpoint why students are not learning. Tier 3 intervention is usually one-to-one student-teacher instruction in the support room 4 to 5 days a week for an average of 40 minutes per day.

IMAGES OF OUR MTSS CLASSROOM

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Please feel free to contact our Student Support Teachers with any questions you may have.
Linda O’Sullivan
Student Support Specialist

Linda O’Sullivan

Carol Stowe
Student Support Specialist

Carol Stowe