MTSS- Multi-Tiered System of Supports

At 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. 


If your 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.