Tiered Delivery System with a Continuum of Supports
Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) is a preventative framework organized to provide a continuum of instruction, intervention, and supports to meet the academic, behavioral, and social-emotional needs of all students. Three tiers are used to describe the level and intensity of practices across the continuum. Movement between tiers is flexible and fluid, based on student assessment data. Students should not be placed in an “intervention class” for multiple weeks unless the data show they should continue to receive specific support. The familiar triangle that represents the continuum of supports designed to meet all students' academic, behavioral, and social-emotional needs is shown below. The needs of the whole child are addressed at each level of the system - academic, behavioral, and social-emotional.
Pyramid of Interventions