Multi-Tiered Systems of Support

Multi-Tiered Systems of Support
 
The Greenwood Leflore Consolidated School District’s motto “Catch the 20/20 Vision” details us not being perfect, but working toward perfection, a shared goal of the Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) in that this model aims to meet the individual instructional needs of each individual student. The Greenwood Leflore Consolidated School District works diligently to provide each student with a structured, high-quality education. The Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) is an educational process that provides high-quality, research-based instruction and intervention based on individual learners’ academic, social, and behavioral needs which are identified through screening and progress monitoring. The MTSS provides adjustments to instruction and interventions to meet the individual learning needs of each student. The interventions are based on students’ performance and rate of learning success.
 
The Greenwood Leflore Consolidated School District’s MTSS model includes a universal screening of all students, multiple tiers of intervention delivery, a collaborative problem-solving approach, and an integrated data collection and assessment system to inform decisions at each tier of instruction and intervention delivery. The MTSS model helps aid the GLCSD’s mission to continue to unify, educate, and prepare all students for college and career by providing a high-quality learning experience with support for both the students as well as the teachers. The MTSS model emphasis is on school-wide, differentiated universal core instruction at Tier 1; Tiers 2 and 3 provide intensive and increasingly individualized interventions:
 
Tier 1 (Low Risk) – All students receive effectively, differentiated instruction provided by a classroom teacher using an evidence-based core curriculum. Tier 1 is expected to bring approximately 80% of students to acceptable levels of proficiency.
Tier 2 (Some Risk) – For students who don’t respond effectively to Tier 1 instruction, Tier 2 supplements core instruction using targeted, evidence-based small-group interventions to help them catch up. This supplemental instruction is expected to bring up to 15% of students to proficient levels.
Tier 3 (High Risk) – Involves the application of intensive, evidence-based interventions that are designed to increase the rate of student progress for approximately 5% of students who need very intensive 1:1 intervention.
The Greenwood Leflore Consolidated School District will continue to invest in our future by developing every student with the support of the MTSS model.

Always in Support,
 
Yolanda Greer, Ed.S
MTSS Specialist