Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)

  • District 63's mission is "Empowering All Students to Succeed in a Changing World." Achieving this mission requires:
    • Meeting the needs of every student through the alignment of curriculum, instruction, and assessment within an integrated, differentiated system.

    • A safe school environment with behavioral expectations for all students.
    To meet these goals -- and to improve academic and behavioral outcomes for all students --  District 63 uses a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS). MTSS is a decision-making framework that supports quality Core Instruction through data collection and data analysis for all children.

    MTSS consis
    ts of: 
            • Data monitoring and analysis
            • Systematic problem solving
            • Tiered system of support

    Data Monitoring and Analysis
    • All students K-8 are screened three times each year with in literacy, students in grades 3-8 are also screened in math.

    • All students K-8 are screened for internalizing and externalizing behavior risks three times per year as well.

    • Data from these screening instruments are reviewed by grade level teams to determine instructional needs.

    • Evidence-based curriculum and instruction is provided for all students.

    • Interventions are provided for identified students, for both academic and behavioral needs.

    • Progress monitoring data is collected and used to guide academic and behavioral instructional decisions.

     Systematic Problem Solving
    • Team-based processes support diverse students learning strengths.

    • Observations of student academic and behavioral concerns are examined to determine the root cause.

    • Decisions are made based on academic and behavioral data.

    • Plans are developed, implemented, and monitored.

     layering Tiered System of Support
    • Multiple supports within the general education classroom support differentiated and accelerated learning

    • Supports are provided in the areas of academic, behavioral, and social emotional learning. 

      The Parent's Role

    • Parents are an important member of their child’s educational team.

    • Family involvement has a positive impact on student behavior.

    • When students feel support from both home and school, they are more self-confident do better in school. 

    • Communicate with your child’s teacher frequently.

    • Stay informed by attending Open House and Parent Teacher Conferences.

    • Your child’s teacher may also ask you for additional information

    • At any time, you can contact your child’s teacher to ask about your child’s progress

    • Talk to your child about school and let your child know that you support his/her efforts.

    • You can also ask for ways to help your child at home.

    For more information, contact your student's school or the East Maine District 63 Office of Teaching and Learning