Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) is a collaborative vision that includes Response to Instruction/Intervention and Positive Behavior Intervention and Support. All K-6 schools implement and sustain a multi-tiered system of support for both behavior and academics. The goal of MTSS is to provide ALL students with the instruction they need to make progress towards MN state standards. All students receive core instruction with embedded instructional and behavioral practices to meet their needs.
K-6 PST Resources
MTSS Resources: (Source: June 2017, FastBridge, Rachel Brown, PH/D., NCSP)
The following websites include readings and resources that can assist educators in developing systems to support all students.
Best Evidence Encyclopedia: Hosted by the Johns Hopkins University, this website provides reviews of the research behind instructional programs often used in schools.
Intervention Central: This website provides free resources to help teachers implement interventions for struggling learners. Many of the tools are teacher-developed and easy to use.
IRIS Center: Sponsored by Vanderbilt University, this website provides in-depth resources for teachers working with students in both general and special education.
Meadows Center: This resource is relatively new and housed at the University of Texas. It provides tools geared toward preventing students from experiencing learning difficulties and educational risk.
National Center for Intensive Intervention (NCII): This virtual technical assistance center carried forward the work of the NCRTI (see below) and provides detailed guidance about how to identify, implement, and review data from intensive interventions for students who struggle in school despite effective core instruction and intervention.
National Center for Response to Intervention (NCRTI): The NCRTI was funded by the Office of Special Education Programs at the U.S. Department of Education. This virtual technical assistance center has a legacy website that provides detailed guidance about how to develop, implement, and evaluate tiered supports.
PRESS: This resource is housed at the Minnesota Center for Reading Research and stands for Path to Reading Excellence in School Sites. *NOTE: all K-6 buildings have a set of PRESS resources*
What Works Clearinghouse (WWC): The WWC was developed as part of the landmark No Child Left Behind legislation in 2001. The purpose of WWC is to provide teachers with free and accessible objective reviews of instructional resources so that they can select the best choices for their students.
*Source: Effective School Interventions: Evidence-Based Strategies for Improving Student Outcomes 3rd. Ed.
*Source: Sylvania Schools, Ohio