Instructional Hierarchy

When assessing a student's need for intervention, it can be helpful to determine where their skills are within the instructional hierarchy. This infographic illustrates the 4 main stages of the instructional hierarchy (acquisition, fluency, generalization, adaptation) and can be used as a quick reference.

What is Progress Monitoring?

Progress monitoring is the repeated measurement of student performance over time. It requires reliable and valid tools and a clear process to monitor the necessary students with fidelity. Data from progress monitoring is used to assess student performance, quantify improvement or responsiveness to intervention and instruction, and evaluate the effectiveness of instruction, interventions, and supports. This infographic illustrates key features of progress monitoring at the elementary and secondary grades and considerations for progress monitoring tools and processes.

What is Universal Screening?

Universal screening uses a systematic process for identifying students who may be at risk for poor learning outcomes, including academic, behavioral, social, emotional, school completion, and college and career readiness outcomes. Within this infographic, we illustrate key features of universal screening.

Essential Features of Tier 3

Tier 3 is individualized and intensive intervention designed to help students with severe and persistent academic, social, emotional, and/or behavioral needs, including students with disabilities. It is a data-driven process characterized by increased intensity and individualization of supports. This infographic highlights eight essential features of Tier 3 and provides resources and information to learn more about Tier 3.

Data within MTSS

Sites implementing MTSS use different sources of data to answer a variety of questions. This infographics highlights four types of data and the specific questions teams can answer with each data type.