East Maine School District 63

Empowering all students to succeed in a changing world

Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)

District 63's mission is "Empowering All Students to Succeed in a Changing World." Achieving this mission requires:
  • Meeting the needs of every student through the alignment of curriculum, instruction, and assessment within an integrated, differentiated system.

  • A safe school environment with behavioral expectations for all students.
To meet these goals -- and to improve academic and behavioral outcomes for all students --  District 63 uses a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS). MTSS is a decision-making framework that supports quality Core Instruction through data collection and data analysis for all children.

MTSS
MTSS consis
ts of: 
          • Data monitoring and analysis
          • Systematic problem solving
          • Tiered system of support

 
 
 
 
Data Monitoring and Analysis
 
  • All students K-8 are screened three times each year with in literacy, students in grades 3-8 are also screened in math.

  • All students K-8 are screened for internalizing and externalizing behavior risks three times per year as well.

  • Data from these screening instruments are reviewed by grade level teams to determine instructional needs.

  • Evidence-based curriculum and instruction is provided for all students.

  • Interventions are provided for identified students, for both academic and behavioral needs.

  • Progress monitoring data is collected and used to guide academic and behavioral instructional decisions.

 Systematic Problem Solving
 
  • Team-based processes support diverse students learning strengths.

  • Observations of student academic and behavioral concerns are examined to determine the root cause.

  • Decisions are made based on academic and behavioral data.

  • Plans are developed, implemented, and monitored.

 
 layering Tiered System of Support
 
  • Multiple supports within the general education classroom support differentiated and accelerated learning

  • Supports are provided in the areas of academic, behavioral, and social emotional learning. 


  The Parent's Role

  • Parents are an important member of their child’s educational team.

  • Family involvement has a positive impact on student behavior.

  • When students feel support from both home and school, they are more self-confident do better in school. 

  • Communicate with your child’s teacher frequently.

  • Stay informed by attending Open House and Parent Teacher Conferences.

  • Your child’s teacher may also ask you for additional information

  • At any time, you can contact your child’s teacher to ask about your child’s progress

  • Talk to your child about school and let your child know that you support his/her efforts.

  • You can also ask for ways to help your child at home.


For more information, contact your student's school or the East Maine District 63 Office of Teaching and Learning


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