MTSS & Title I

Multi-Tiered System of Supports

MTSS, or Multi-Tiered System of Support is an educational framework that helps students succeed by providing different levels of support based on their individual needs. It is like a pyramid with three tiers. MTSS aims to ensure that every student receives the right level of support to excel academically and socially. Solomon has MTSS for Math, Reading, and Behavior.

  • Tier 3: For students with the most significant challenges and the greatest needs, more intense and individualized support is provided through the instruction of teachers.

  • Tier 2: Students who need additional help get "interventions" like small group tutoring. This is built into the elementary schedules to support math and reading skills for 30 minutes a day.

  • Tier 1: This is the base, where all students receive core instruction within the regular classroom.

mtss pyramid

What does MTSS look like?

At USD 393, MTSS is implemented by all teachers.

  • MTSS teachers and support staff

  • Classroom teachers

  • Special education teachers and support staff

Because it is structured around the needs of students, each teacher works with a small group of students who have similar needs. Small group instruction allows lessons to be differentiated more than general core instruction.

Once a month, MTSS teachers and classroom teachers meet to discuss progress monitoring data and classroom performance so student adjustments can be made as needed.

Benefits of MTSS

  • Personalized Support: If your child is struggling, it ensures that they get the help they require to catch up and succeed.

  • Early Intervention: It identifies issues early, preventing them from becoming significant challenges.

  • Inclusivity: It promotes an inclusive environment where every child's needs are acknowledged, reducing the stigma associated with asking for help.

  • Holistic Development: It doesn't just focus on academics, it also addresses social and emotional well-being, helping your child thrive in all aspects of their education.

MTSS Assessment Resources

  • FastBridge Reading and Math Assessments

  • Any other document deemed pertinent by the grade level collaboration team


About Title I

Title I is a federal program under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), that provides additional funding to schools with a high percentage of students from low-income families. Its primary focus is to improve educational opportunities and achievement for disadvantaged students. Title I aims to bridge the achievement gap and ensure that all students, regardless of their socioeconomic status, have access to a quality education. The specific initiatives and programs can vary from school to school, but the overarching goal is to provide equitable educational opportunities.

Title I Staff Qualifications

Meaghan Kilgore: Bachelor of Science in Education from Fort Hays State University and a Master of Science in School Leadership from Baker University

Arlene Berven: Bachelor of Science in Elementary from Emporia State University, and Master of Science in Reading from Emporia State University

Diane Wilson: Certificate of Highly Qualified - State of Kansas

Right to Request Teacher Qualifications

As the parent of a student attending a school that receives federal funding, you have the right to know the professional qualifications of each of your child’s teachers. To obtain this information, please call the District Office at (785) 655-2541.

More Information

Meaghan Kilgore, MTSS Math Title

Arlene Berven, MTSS Reading Title

Diane Wilson, Title Paraprofessional

Or talk to your child's teacher about their MTSS groups.