Multi-Tiered System of Supports
Douglass Valley Elementary, we follow the MTSS (Multi-Tiered System of Supports)
model. This prevention-based framework of team-driven, data-based
problem-solving for improving the academic and social emotional learning outcomes of EVERY student through
family, school, and community partnering and a layered continuum of
evidence-based practices applied at the classroom, school, district, region,
and state level.
student is struggling in a particular academic area, our staff members will
begin to provide additional layers of support to help them find success. By
systemically analyzing and evaluating students’ growth through ongoing formal
and informal assessments, we are able to more effectively utilize our available
resources to improve student performance.
Through the frequent tracking and discussion of student progress, we can
problem-solve less severe educational challenges in the classroom setting. Interventions are very fluid and allow
students to get what they need, when they need it. If your student is very strong with number
sense, but struggles with geometric concepts, MTSS allows us easily support
him/her with a quick intervention to get him/her up to speed, and then he/she
can resume instruction in the classroom setting.
If at any
time you have concerns about your students’ progress, please don’t hesitate to
reach out to your student’s classroom teacher.
If he/she is receiving support from any of our intervention or
enrichment team, we would be happy to get everyone together to discuss what
supports we have in place and how your student is responding to them.