Multi-Tiered Systems of Support
(Response to Intervention)
Multi-Tiered Systems of Support is a framework designed to provide every student with high-quality instruction. The MTSS process emphasizes prevention and early identification of students in need of academic and/or behavioral support. Interventions are provided at increasing levels of intensity in accordance with each student’s individual needs. Collaborative, interdisciplinary teams made up of administrators and teachers work together to problem-solve and match students to the appropriate instructional and/or behavioral interventions. These teams monitor student progress and frequently review student data to evaluate each student’s response to the support provided.
Katy ISD’s MTSS framework is composed of three instructional tiers. Tier I is experienced by all students in the general education classroom and is characterized by differentiated core instruction and school-wide behavior management practices. If a student needs academic or behavioral support beyond what is typically provided at Tier I, the student will be referred to the campus's Collaborative Team for placement in Tier II interventions. At Tier II, students receive targeted instructional or behavioral support designed to meet their unique needs and facilitate their success in the general education classroom. Students who do not respond to Tier II interventions may be referred for Tier III support where they will experience more intensive interventions.
If you have questions regarding the MTSS process, please contact:
Terri Walker Murphy, Director of Interventions, 281.396.2936