Multi-Tiered System of Supports

The implementation of a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) is a priority of the Michigan Department of Education (MDE). In alignment with this priority, the MDE and Michigan’s MTSS Technical Assistance Center have developed a process for identifying and recognizing ISDs, districts, and schools that are demonstrating strong outcomes and/or making progress related to meeting the needs of each and every learner through a multi-tiered framework. 

Multi-Tiered System of Supports is a framework of providing high quality, research-based instruction for academics and behavior in a general education setting for core subjects and interventions. The interventions are matched to student needs, based on data, and monitored routinely to determine progress. 

A major component of MTSS is collaboration. Teams of educators, with a variety of expertise, work together to engage in shared problem solving around students who do not respond to the core level of high quality instruction found in our classrooms. Parents are informed and involved throughout the process.

Our MTSS work has taken place over a number of years, and the work is being recognized at the State level. In fact, we recently learned that all of the district elementary schools will receive a GOLD, SILVER, and/or BRONZE for the MTSS processes they have established at the school level for implementing a Multi-Tiered System of Supports framework in reading and/or behavior. We are proud of Caledonia Elementary, Dutton Elementary, Emmons Lake Elementary, Kettle Lake Elementary, and Paris Ridge Elementary for their accomplishments.