Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) is an integrated, multi-tiered system of instruction, assessment, and intervention designed to meet the achievement and behavioral needs of all learners. It is a framework designed to ensure high-quality instruction. The MTSS framework aligns to the Michigan Continuous School Improvement Process. The essential components to MTSS include: Instruction and Intervention, Data and Assessment, Implementation of Evidence-Based Practices, Problem-Solving, and Stakeholder/Family Involvement.

Whether new to MTSS or re-visiting the effectiveness of this framework in your school, use these tools to self-assess your systems of support.

NEW  - MTSS Quick Guide

School Attendance Intervention Quick Guide

Quick Tips

Response to Intervention (RtI) Tier II - III

The IDEA 2004 requires schools to provide systematic, measured, appropriate educational interventions to students to ensure that students have been provided appropriate instruction. Response to Intervention (RTI) is a well-integrated system of instruction/intervention guided by child outcome data. These Field Guides to RtI were developed to provide schools with a guide to developing your tiered systems of support, particularly for learners needing more intensive interventions. Each field guide was developed to be reviewed by the school team as the school shapes the procedures that will best guide your decision-making for students.

Field Guides

PDF DocumentOvercoming Barriers and Assessment Accommodations 
PDF DocumentData Analysis Tips: Low-Tech Environments 
PDF DocumentExample of Curriculum-Based Measurement Probes
PDF DocumentGlossary
PDF DocumentResearch-Based Interventions 
PDF DocumentLeadership, Team Building, and Professional Development for Response to Intervention (RtI) 
PDF DocumentMeasuring Student Performance Levels and Progress
PDF DocumentOther Factors
PDF DocumentOverview of Response to Intervention (RtI) 
PDF DocumentParent Informed
PDF DocumentResponse to Intervention (RtI) Team 

Meet our RESA MTSS Consultant Team

Dr. Patricia Drake
Kristi Hanby
Consultant, Math
Chris McEvoy
Consultant, Behavior Support
Debra Reeves
Consultant, ELA
Dr. Rosalyn Shahid
Consultant, ELA
Patti Silveri
Heather Stanley-Williams
Cynthia Taraskiewicz
Consultant, Assessment
Angela Thomas
Mari Treece
Colleen Whalen
Consultant, ELA