The major components of the MTSS framework are: universal screening, tiered instruction, progress monitoring, and data-driven decision making.
Universaal Screening - Assessments administered to all students at a grade level during scheduled intervals to determine which students are performing as expected and those that are performing above or below expectations.
Tiered Instruction - All students receive high-quality, research-based core instruction in addition to supplemental or intensive instruction based on need.
Progress Monitoring - Frequent and short assessments designed to monitor a student's growth and response to a given intervention.
Data-driven Decision Making - The process of collaborative teams meeting regularly to gather and analyze data from a variety of sources for the purpose of makng the best instsructional decisions for students.