MTSS is a prevention-based framework of team-driven, data-based problem solving to improve the outcomes of every student through family, school, and community partnering, comprehensive screening and assessment, and a layered continuum of evidence-based practices applied at classroom and school level.

What is the difference between MTSS and RtI?

While RtI focuses on direct services, supports, and interventions for students at risk, MTSS is a systematic approach that addresses conditions for creating successful and sustainable system change while also supporting students and staff. As opposed to a reactive model that responds to student
achievement declines as a rationale for resources and services, MTSS puts the onus on the system, not the student, and is proactive in getting all students what they need.

-Massachussets Department of Education, Multi Tiered System of Support


Jessica Welch

Improvement and Implementation Specialist


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