ESSENTIAL COMPONENTS OF MTSS:
Universal Screening - Universal screenings are assessments administered to all learners to determine, as early as possible, which learners are struggling or lacking specific knowledge or skills in a given area.
Tiered instruction of increasing intensity – The MTSS process incorporates a tiered model of delivery of instruction. The tiers reflect increasing intensification of interventions to meet the individual needs of learners.
Evidence-based instruction/interventions – This is the cornerstone of the MTSS framework and has proven to be effective through research.
Progress Monitoring - Progress monitoring is a method of keeping track of a learner’s academic and/or behavioral/social-emotional growth.
Informed Decision Making - regarding next steps for individual learners.
MTSS Overview - Here is a quick overview of MTSS, from the TEA Tier Network: