Curriculum: Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports

Intervention Services

The Greenwood Public School District's instructional staff is responsible for successfully implementing and sustaining a Multi-Tiered System of Supports to accelerate and maximize student academic and social emotional outcomes through the application of collaborative data-based problem solving utilized by effective leadership at all levels of the educational system. The Office of Curriculum and Instruction coordinates the implementation of policies and procedures related to State Board Policy 4300, provides professional development on “Multi-Tiered System of Support” for school based teams, administrators, staff, and parents. In addition the Office of Curriculum and Instruction, as well as the Office of Special Education, offers guidance on appropriate intervention data collection, data-based decision making, evaluation, and progress monitoring for students in need of supplementary intensive academic and behavioral supports in order to ensure all students graduate high school college and career ready.

Three Tier Instructional Model

The Three Tier Instructional Model was adopted by the State Board of Education (SBE Policy 4300) on January 21, 2005. It is designed to meet the needs of every student and consists of three tiers of instruction:

Tier 1: Quality classroom instruction based on MS Curriculum Frameworks.
Tier 2: Focused supplemental instruction.
Tier 3: Intensive interventions specifically designed to meet the individual needs of students.

If strategies at Tiers 1 & 2 are unsuccessful, students must be referred to the Teacher Support Team (TST). The TST is the problem-solving unit responsible for interventions developed at Tier 3. Each school within the Greenwood Public School District has a Teacher Support Team in accordance with the process developed by the Mississippi Department of Education.

Early Warning System (EWS)

The MS Department of Education developed the Early Warning System as a guide to assist school districts in their effort to help students succeed academically and to emerge from MS high schools well prepared for college and careers. The EWS program provides information on how to effectively use early warning data to identify, support, and monitor at-risk students in grades K-12.

Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports Links

» 2018 MTSS Documentation Packet» Approved Lists of Diagnostic Tools
» Dyslexia Best Practices Handbook» Early Warning System Guidance Document
» Early Warning System Powerpoint» Links to RtI Resources
» MTSS 4-12 Screening Process: » MTSS Flowchart for Pre-K-12
» Parent and Family Guide to Understanding RtI» Quick Reference Guide
» Revised State Board Policy Rule 41.1: Intervention

Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports Downloads

»  GPSD Suicide Procedure»  2018 MTSS Documentation Packet

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