Response to Intervention (RtI) is a framework for meeting the instructional needs of all learners through a variety of support services and interventions. It is used to describe an academic intervention framework, which is the reason LISD is moving to an MTSS framework. The traditional RtI framework fits under the larger umbrella of multi-tiered system of supports, or MTSS, which includes a framework for meeting the academic, behavior, and social-emotional needs of a learner. It begins with high-quality instruction, positive behavior systems, universal screening and data analysis. When learners are not yet proficient, despite high-quality core instruction and positive behavior support, the MTSS team comes together in a problem-solving setting to identify the academic, behavioral, and/or social-emotional needs of those learners.
LISD will be transitioning to an MTSS framework during the 2022-23 school year. As a parent or staff member, the main change that you will notice initially is in the documentation.
- problem-solving approach
- intervention for GROWTH
- an evidence-based framework
MTSS is not:
- an action verb
- a place or a room on the campus
- a pathway to Special Education