What is RTI/MTSS?

What is RTI/MTSS?

RTI (Response to Intervention) or MTSS (Multi-Tiered System of Support) involves an education process that matches instructional and intervention strategies and supports to student needs in an informed, ongoing approach for planning, implementing, and evaluating the effectiveness of instruction, curricular supports, and interventions. This framework is multi-tiered and involves increasingly focused and intense instruction and/or interventions in both academics and behavior across the tiers.                                                                                                             

  • Tier 1 is the foundation. This is the instruction that all students receive in the general education classroom. It is called Tier 1 instruction or core instruction.  At Tier 1, teachers differentiate instruction by proactively planning and implementing a variety of instructional methods matched to varying student skill needs within the classroom. 
  • Tier 2 involves supplemental interventions that are provided with an increased level of intensity in addition to core instruction for small groups of students who demonstrate some risk of not meeting academic or behavioral expectations.  Tier 2 interventions usually involve additional practice and skill building.
  • Tier 3 involves providing interventions for a smaller group of students with the highest level of need.  Such interventions are provided at a higher level of intensity in comparison to Tier 2 and are also in addition to core instruction.  Tier 3 interventions are tailored specifically to meet the needs of each student.                                                                       

What is PBIS?

PBIS is a framework for maximizing the selection and use of evidence-based prevention and intervention practices. It utilizes a multi-tiered continuum that supports the academic, social, emotional, and behavioral competence of all students.

What is SWIS?

The SWIS Suite — a set of four applications (SWIS, CICO-SWIS, I-SWIS, and SAMI) — is a reliable, confidential, web-based information system built to collect, summarize, and use student behavior data for decision making. Research demonstrates that educators can make more effective and efficient decisions when they have the right data in the right format at the right.

Tina Johnson
Academic and Behavior Coordinator
Sweetwater County School District #1
3550 Foothill Blvd., Rock Springs, WY 82901
Phone: 307-352-3400 ext. 1240
Email: johnsonti@sw1.k12.wy.us    
Web: sweetwater1.org