The promise of a multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS) is enormous in education today. As schools serve a student population with increasing needs across academics, behavior, and social-emotional learning (SEL)—with fewer resources than ever before—tiered support frameworks like MTSS and response to intervention (RTI) are the surest way to meet the individual needs of each and every student.
This year, Panorama conducted a survey of more than 400 educators and administrators across the country to better understand how educators are thinking about and adopting MTSS. To no surprise, the results confirmed that many schools are starting to explore student support frameworks to identify, prioritize, and support students using evidence-based interventions.
At the same time, our findings uncovered much opportunity for improvement in how educators are implementing MTSS—from coordinating the MTSS process across teams, to measuring if interventions are working.
To share highlights from the survey, we created an infographic with the most interesting trends and insights that educators shared with us about MTSS. Check out the full infographic below for strategies and advice from schools and districts with leading tiered support systems.
3 Key Takeaways on the State of MTSS in Education
- Most educators report that their schools and districts are just getting started with implementing a tiered system of supports
- Educators agree that a tiered support framework can positively impact student achievement, but there are big challenges in putting these strategies into practice
- While educators believe that progress monitoring is crucial, few are tracking and managing MTSS interventions effectively today