MTSS implemented K-8
Provides support for every child
by Mrs. Kilgore
January 03, 2011
MTSS (Multi-Tier System of Supports) is being implemented this year in the elementary and middle schools in reading. MTSS is a term used in Kansas to describe how schools provide support for every child in the building to be successful in an academic area. Our emphasis this year is in reading.
The MTSS framework helps schools create ways to:
- Identify each child's needs and provide support as early as possible.
- Use strategies proven to work with all students.
- Fit support to meet each student's needs.
- Regularly check children's progress to know what works.
- Change instruction as needed to match each child's learning.
A good resource for parents and families to learn more about how MTSS works and how it will help students is MTSS- Helping Your Child Grow, Learn, and Succeed at the Kansas Parent Information Resource Center online. Activities parents can do with their children to reinforce literacy skills in the five areas of reading: Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Vocabulary, Fluency and Comprehension.can be found in the Literacy Activities Packet.
*Some parts of this article were taken from MTSS- Helping Your Child Grow, Learn, and Succeed.