Does Your Child Need Extra Help to Thrive in School?
If your child struggles in school:
- Talk to your child.
- Talk to their teacher.
- Collaborate with the school on a plan.
- Check their progress.
- Help them at home.
- Encourage a positive attitude towards learning and growth.
The school will:
- Conduct screeners and observations to determine needs.
- Discuss skills that need to be developed.
- Set interventions.
- Notify guardian of any additional support that is put in place.
San Angelo ISD uses the Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) model, a structured plan that concentrates on the best ways to help students in different areas: academics, behavior, and their emotions. It's all about supporting the entire student, not just one part of them. The plan has different levels, called "tiers," based on what each student requires. As a student needs more help, they receive more support.
The goal of MTSS is to find struggling students early and quickly provide intervention. The system uses research based interventions to meet a student’s needs. Progress monitoring data is used to make decisions about movement between the tiers.
There are three tiers of support in an MTSS model.
Tier 1 includes high quality classroom-wide instruction and support for all students.
Tier 2 provides targeted support to address a student’s gaps in skills.
Tier 3 involves intensive support usually provided more often and in smaller groups.