The MTSS Essential Components identify the core components of the Multi-Tiered Systems of Support framework and describes the key activities that are associated with each core component. Clearly defined components and practices are a pre‐requisite for sound implementation. The Montana MTSS Essential Components are designed to help identify standards or expectations for what MTSS looks like in practice within schools.
The Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 Practice Profiles for each tier in the Multi-Tiered Systems of Support are organized by systems, data, and practices. They address the essential components of a comprehensive framework of MTSS designed to meet the individual needs and assets of the whole child (cognitive, behavioral, physical, social and emotional). The MTSS Essential Components are written using language to support both academic and non-academic content areas (e.g., literacy, mathematics, behavior, mental health). The Essential Components are based on, and incorporate, guidelines developed by the National Center for Intensive Intervention.
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