MASSACHUSETTS TIERED SYSTEM OF SUPPORT
Massachusetts Tiered System of Support
Massachusetts has developed a blueprint outlining a single system of supports that is responsive to the academic and non-academic needs of all students. This blueprint, the Massachusetts Tiered System of Support (MTSS), provides a framework for school improvement that focuses on system level change across the classroom, school, and district to meet the academic and non-academic needs of all students, including students with disabilities, English language learners, and students who are academically advanced. Here is a PPT to review the main points of this initiative.
Academic Progress Monitoring
This tools chart presents information about academic progress monitoring tools. The three tabs, Psychometric Standards, Progress Monitoring Standards, and Data-based Individualization Standards include ratings from our TRC members on the technical rigor of the tool.
This tools chart presents information about studies that have been conducted about academic intervention programs. The first tab, Study Quality, includes ratings from our TRC members on the technical rigor of the study design.
Center on Response to Intervention
The Center on Response to Intervention at the American Insitutes of Research (AIR) continues the work of the National Center on Response to Intervention (NCRTI), which AIR ran from 2007-2012 with a grant from the Office of Special Education Programs. When the Center’s federal funding ended in 2012, AIR took over upkeep and maintenance of the Center’s website and products and continues to provide support for states, districts, and schools implementing RTI.
National Center for Learning Disabilities
The RTI Action Network Founding Partners wrote Congress to recommend including the term ‘Multi-Tier System of Supports’ (MTSS)—frequently referred to as “Response to Intervention (RTI)”—throughout the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).