What is MTSS?


Multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) is a framework with a tiered infrastructure that uses data to help match

academic, social-emotional, and behavioral assessment and instructional resources to each and every student’s

needs.  MTSS was previously referred to as RtI (Response to Intervention).  We offer a variety of

research-based highly effective programs and services in order to meet the individual needs of our students.

If you have any questions or concerns about programs or services being provided to your child, please give us a call.



What are the MTSS tiers?


The MTSS tiers are:


  • Tier 1 – Universal Instruction: The high-quality classroom instruction that all students receive. This
  • tier encompasses best practices, differentiated instruction, and is constantly refined by what is working
  • at Tier 2 and Tier 3. Typically, districts aim to see 80-90% of students in Tier 1.
  • Tier 2 – Targeted, Group Interventions: The evidence-based supports provided to students who are
  • identified as struggling. Tier 2 interventions are typically implemented in small group settings, based
  • on a similar need identified through assessment and for the sake of systematic efficiency. Districts
  • typically expect to see 5-15% of students in Tier 2.
  • Tier 3 – Intensive, Individualized Interventions: The supports implemented for students not responding
  • to Tier 2 supports. Tier 3 supports provide more frequent, intense, and individualized interventions.
  • Usually, districts expect to see 1-5% of students in Tier 3.

Keep in mind that students can be in different tiers for different needs at the same time. For example, a student might

be in a Tier 2 or Tier 3 intervention for a social-emotional need (such as self-management), while at the same time

succeeding in Tier 1 for math.

Pictured Above (left to right):  Melody Kolb, Lori Beck, Jenna Hunt, Lou Underwood, Taysha Feist, Jennifer Rucker, Traci Humphrey.



Meet our Teams:


Jennifer C. Rucker, SSP

Special Programs Director/ Licensed Specialist in School Psychology

Elementary School Campus

  • Lou Underwood, LDT, CALT, Early Intervention
  • Taysha Feist, CALT in Training, Early Intervention
  • Jenna Hunt, CALT in Training, Early Intervention
  • Lori Beck, Reading Interventionist
  • Traci Humphrey, Interventionist
  • Melody Kolb, Interventionist

Junior High Campus

High School Campus

Branda Seider, Learning Lab

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