Amy Gerhartz, MTSS Coordinator

Schodack embraces the Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) framework as a system of service delivery using evidence-based interventions, assessments, and ongoing progress monitoring for individual students. Informed decisions about the ‘whole’ child including academic, social-emotional, and behavioral needs are made through the use of the Instructional Support Team (IST). Students who do not respond effectively to initial instruction in these three areas may be provided with increasing intensity of intervention using a 3-tiered framework.

What is MTSS?

Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) is the practice of providing high-quality instruction/intervention matched to student needs and using learning rate over time and level of performance to make important educational decisions about an individual student.

MTSS is a tiered framework for service delivery that is systematic and data-based in order to identify students’ academic, social-emotional, and behavioral difficulties. Evidence-based instructional practices in all three areas are used to address individual student needs. The MTSS framework provides:

  • High-quality, systematic instruction and intervention matched to student needs.
  • Universal screening and consistent progress monitoring to guide decisions regarding interventions, strategies, and potential services.
Schodack MTSS Handbook

Below you can find Schodack Central School District’s MTSS Handbook: What You Need to Know created by the District MTSS Team & corresponding Subcommittees. This is a working document and may be updated periodically.