Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)
The mission of the Gogebic-Ontonagon Intermediate School District is “to create opportunities for students by leading, supporting, and enriching our schools and communities.” As a result, this document has been provided by the GOISD to support districts in their efforts to increase the proficiency of all students within one efficient MTSS framework with the cornerstone of using data to guide decisions within a problem-solving process.
A growing body of research supports the implementation of MTSS in academics and behavior to foster student engagement, positive social interactions, and academic achievement for all students (Brown-Chidsey & Steege, 2010). A problem-solving process is imperative for successful implementation of an MTSS framework. Because rapid response is a critical component of MTSS and effective intervention, we must have efficient methods for collecting and analyzing multiple sources of data to make decisions within a problem-solving model.
Ultimately, this guide provides schools and districts within the GOISD with detailed information on the problem-solving process at each tier. It provides tools that can be used or adapted at the individual student, small group, classroom, and grade-level. It is the goal of the GOISD to develop guiding documents for the district level problem-solving as well. As a result, this guide will continue to be revised and updated to better meet the needs of districts and schools.