The MTSS journey in Pomona Unified is underway! We are eagerly working together to create a Multi-Tiered System of Supports with a foundation of equity and excellence for every student, in every classroom, every day! The MTSS Task Force met monthly to explore our current systems, processes, and strategies to systematize and refine our practices. Our MTSS journey continues as district leadership continues to refine processes and identify practices that impact student achievement.
Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)
PUSD MTSS DEFINED
Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) is an integrated, systemic framework guided by data, grounded in evidence-based culturally responsive practices, and committed to teaching the whole child. MTSS ensures that ALL students receive equitable academic, behavioral, and social-emotional supports that are timely and responsive in order to achieve college and career readiness.
In California, MTSS core components work together to create an integrated, comprehensive framework that focus on the California State Standards, core instruction, differentiated learning, student-centered learning, individualized student needs, and the alignment of systems necessary for academic, behavior, and social success. MTSS offers the potential to create needed systematic change through intentional design and redesign of services and supports that quickly identify and match the needs of all students in general and special education contexts.
(adapted from CDE).
MTSS TASK FORCE MEMBERS
Response to Intervention (RTI):
The practice of providing high-quality instruction and interventions matched to student need, monitoring progress frequently to make decisions about changes in instruction or goals, and applying child response data to important educational decision.</font color>
Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS):
A coherent continuum of evidence based, system-wide practices to support a rapid response to academic and behavioral needs, with frequent data-based monitoring for instructional decision-making to empower each student to achieve to high standards.
What lives under the MTSS Umbrella?
Response to Intervention (RTI)
Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS)
General / Special Education Teamwork
School / Community Collaboration
MTSS and RTI Commonalities
RTI plays a huge role in MTSS.
RTI is the primary strategy used in helping students reach Tier 1.
MTSS and RTI Shared Foundational Philosophies
Data driven instruction
Evidence-based instruction and student placement
Multi-Tiered support for increasingly aggressive interventions
A Message From Our Directors:
–Education Services, PUSD