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MTSS Structures

Michigan's MTSS Technical Assistance Center model uses multi-tiered frameworks with proven practices that improve behavioral and academic outcomes for students.


The essential components of MTSS identified by MDE include:

  • Team-Based Leadership
  • Tiered Delivery System
  • Selection and Implementation of Instruction, Interventions and Supports
  • Comprehensive Screening & Assessment System
  • Continuous Data-Based Decision Making

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Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)

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School staff implement the practices that support students. The tiered approach ensures that struggling students receive the targeted and intensive supports they need.

Strategic Integration

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Behavior and reading are both critical to student learning. When supported together, the effects are even more powerful.

Cascading Systems

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From the Technical Assistance Center to district personnel to school staff, guidance is provided every step of the way throughout implementation. The structure helps staff learn and sustain successful school-wide practices.

Effective Implementation

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Successful implementation of any idea or practice only works if it is done with fidelity. The Technical Assistance Center guides intermediate school districts (ISDs), districts, and schools through the stages of implementation.

MTSS Supports for MICIP

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Districts working to install and use an MTSS framework for academics and/or behavior in their schools benefit from guidance on how to capture this work within Michigan’s Integrated Continuous Improvement Process (MICIP).

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