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.

Snapshot of MTSS Implementation

This infographic illustrates the major steps of MTSS implementation within schools. Each benchmark period, schools will screen all students to evaluate their level of risk and respond to that data to ensure each student receives the level of support they need. For students receiving targeted or intensive intervention, schools will conduct progress monitoring to evaluate the effectiveness of the level of support provided and determine if changes are needed. Critical to successful implementation is the fourth step, evaluating the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the process.

Formula for Successful MTSS Implementation

This infographic illustrates the MTSS Center’s formula for successful implementation of MTSS. Implementation is more than just the design of a site’s components, as sites will want to consider the infrastructure needed to support that design. Further, sites will need to monitor their implementation progress to celebrate success and make course corrections. All these of these elements (design, infrastructure, implementation) are needed to ensure success with MTSS!

Communication With and Involvement of All Staff

Communication with and involvement of all staff is important for implementation of MTSS not only to ensure fidelity to identified procedures but also to ensure sufficient buy-in and support for MTSS. This resource highlights three factors for communicating with staff: (a) a description of the school’s essential components of MTSS and data-based decision-making process shared with staff, (b) a system in place to keep staff informed, and (c) frequent collaboration of teacher teams.

MTSS Evaluation

Evaluation of MTSS requires attention to the effectiveness and efficiency of the implementation of specific practices (e.g., interventions, assessment tools, teaming processes, documentation procedures), as well to the systemwide implementation of the four essential components of an MTSS. This tip sheet outlines tips and questions to guide schools use of evaluation.