Multi-Tiered Systems of Support -- Multi-Disciplinary Team (MTSS-MDT)
Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) is a data-driven process that helps staff focus resources to help students succeed. MTSS encompasses Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and Response to Intervention (RTI). Through this process, students are given universal screeners, which then drives targeted evidence-based interventions. These interventions take place in the general education classroom and in What I Need (WIN) groups or other settings. Students who are performing below grade level, are progress monitored to check the effectiveness of the interventions in place. The educational team members meet to discuss student progress data regularly.
If a student is not responding to interventions put in place, students are referred to the Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT). This process allows all members of the educational team to discuss the best course of action to help a student succeed. If a student begins the MDT process, the family will be invited to a team meeting. Active family involvement is a vital factor for our student’s success. The team will discuss an intervention plan and monitor progress throughout the process. If a student is not making adequate growth and an evaluation is needed, a Permission to Evaluate or Permission to Re-evaluate will be issued to the family to determine if the child is eligible for Special Education services.