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Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)

MTSS in District 31 
A MTSS is a framework for systematic and continuous improvement using evidence-based practices and data-based problem solving to support “needs driven” decision-making — that improves academic performance for all students. The goal of the West Northfield MTSS framework is to provide appropriate interventions for all students, including English Learners and Special Education students, who need support beyond the regular classroom environment. Our mission is to ensure the academic, behavioral, and social-emotional success of all students to prepare students for college and career readiness.

A Tiered System of Interventions
Our support system is divided into three tiers: Universal, Targeted, and Intensive. Starting with the Universal tier, in which all students participate, we employ a system of interventions by analyzing data to identify students as needed. The graphic below provides an overview of our tiered-structure system.

Tier 1: Universal Support
100% Student Participation 

Tier 2: Targeted Support
5-15% Student Participation based on identified needs

Tier 3: Intensive Support
1-5% Student Participation based on identified needs

Link to MTSS Handbook