We are committed to helping all children succeed. We have many ways to help children learn and to ensure those who need additional supports are successful. The Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) is one way our school provides those supports. Every six weeks our teachers meet to review student progress. MTSS is a multi-step process of providing instruction and support to promote the academic and behavioral success of all children. Individual children’s progress is monitored and results are used to make decisions about further instruction and intervention. MTSS is most commonly used in addressing reading, math, attendance and behavior, but it can also be used in other areas. A key component to the MTSS process is that all children receive high quality curriculum and instruction in the general education classroom (Tier I). Another component of the MTSS process is that the school conducts universal screenings. Universal screenings review the progress of all students, which are typically given three times a year. These screenings help schools identify students who may need more support or other types of instruction. As a result, students may be identified as needing supplemental instruction (a Tier II level of support) in addition to the high quality instruction they are receiving in Tier I. Research based interventions are used to support students in the area of need. These interventions are teaching strategies or methods that have been proven to be effective in helping children be more successful with academics or behavior. There are many different kinds of interventions and instruction that can happen in the classroom, outside the classroom or in small groups.