- Horizon Middle School
- MTSS - HMS
What is MTSS?
These supports are layered for each student as the student's need intensifies.
For more information please go to the BPS District MTSS site.
H - HARDWORKING
- Students - Putting the time and effort into completing a task to the best of your ability
- Staff - Committing to initiating and persisting at tasks
U - UNIQUE
- Students - Respecting the diversity of others and yourself
- Staff - Respecting and appreciating various teaching styles
S - SUCCESSFUL
- Students - Setting and accomplishing attainable goals
- Staff - Setting and accomplishing attainable goals for students and self
K - KIND
- Students - Being friendly - Putting others’ needs before your own
- Staff - Creating positive, caring relationships with students and staff
I - INTEGRITY
- Students - Doing the right thing even if no one is looking
- Staff - Being better every day
E - EMPATHETIC
- Students - Recognizing and trying to understand the feelings of others
- Staff - Responding appropriately to the feelings of others
S - SELF-SUFFICIENT
- Students - Getting things done without supervision
- Staff - Working hard every day
Tier 1: Classroom Teachers for All Students
- Focus: All students
- Instruction: District curriculum and instructional practices that are evidence-based; Standards-Based Education (SBE); incorporate differentiated instruction.
- Examples: Project Based Learning (PBL), instructional strategies (e.g. AVID), Resilience Breakthrough, Second Step, SW-PBIS
- Assessments: Screening, continuous progress monitoring, and outcome measures, SBE linked Formative Assessments
Tier 2: Building Team PLCs and PBIS Team for Some Students
- Focus: Students identified through screening as at risk for poor academic or behavior outcomes
- Instruction: Targeted, supplemental instruction delivered to small groups
- Examples: Why Try, Reading Strategies Class, Math Strategies Class, Reading Services, Check-in/Check-out, behavior skills groups
- Assessments: Progress monitoring, diagnostic
Tier 3: Building Student Assistance Team for Few Students
- Focus: Students who have not responded to Tier 1 and 2 instruction, or who present with very low achievement
- Instruction: Intensive intervention adapted to address individual student needs through the systematic use of assessment data, validated interventions, and research-based instruction or behavior support strategies.
- Examples: Replacement programs, Data-based individualization, Why Try, Dual Credit, as well as leadership opportunities.
- Assessments: Progress monitoring, diagnostic, Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA)/Prevent-Teach-Reinforce (PTR)
Click here for a printable version of the 2R's Poster.
4 – Exceeds
3 – Meets
2 -Partially Meets
1 - Improvement
(Involves accountability and diligence)
* Bring necessary materials to class
*Organize materials (planner, binder, folders, etc.)
*Complete homework and practice assignments as instructed
*Follow school/classroom rules (cell-phone, dress code, etc.)
*Actively participate in a positive and purposeful manner
(Involves politeness, tolerance, and courtesy)
*Communicate in a positive way using appropriate language
*Follow directions from the teacher
*Respect the personal space and property of others
*Demonstrate the proper and safe use of materials and equipment
- Data analysis occurs at all levels of MTSS implementation (e.g., district, school, grade level) as well as all tiers of instruction.
- Establish routines and procedures for sharing data and making decisions.
- Use explicit decision rules and tools (e.g. proficiency scales and/or rubrics) to assess student progress
- Data are used to compare the adequacy of
corecurriculum and the effectiveness of different instructional and behavioral strategies.