Rhode Island Multi-Tiered System of Supports


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A multi-tiered system of supports, or MTSS, provides the framework for supporting the academic and behavioral needs of all students. This tiered framework provides the structure to improved student outcomes by strengthening preventative supports for all students (Tier 1), targeted supports for some students (Tier 2), and intensive interventions for a few students (Tier 3).

School-Wide Support Systems for Student Success
Universal Prevention: Core Instructions, preventative in nature, for all students
Intensive Intervention: Individualized, function based, highly specific for a few students (5%)
Targeted Intervention: Supplemental, to reduce risk for some students (15%)

In the past, students' academic needs have been addressed in the Response to Intervention (RTI) model, while behavioral needs fell under the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) framework. In MTSS, educators implement with fidelity the hallmarks of both RTI and PBIS into a merged model to improve student outcomes.

In Rhode Island, the MTSS State Implementation Team is offering training and technical assistance to districts and schools in the RI MTSS project through the end of the 2017-18 school year. Training and technical assistance will focus on supporting systems change and sustained implementation of an integrated model of interventions, strategies and practices. Visit the Training link for more information about MTSS training and technical assistance in districts and schools.
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